Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.34
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

James Madison University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.77 / 12.00 Keith Holland
Associate Vice Provost
Research and Scholarship
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Total number of employees that conduct research:

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

The total number of employees that conduct research only includes those in academic department equivalents.

Ben Delp, Director of Research Development and Promotion, provided the number of employees that conduct research based on "the number of full-time [instructional] faculty at JMU, as research is a component of annual evaluations and departmental expectations at JMU." As for part-time instructional faculty, the vast majority of part-time faculty were hired for adjunct teaching purposes and are not involved in research. February 2021. Source for number of full-time instructional faculty in 2018: https://www.jmu.edu/oir/oir-research/statsum/2018-19/T4-1_2018.pdf. Accessed November 2021.

Essa Paterson, ISNW, reviewed and updated the research inventory submitted to STARS in December 2018. New entries were made based on review of online profiles for faculty hired since 2016, published scholarly work, proposals provided by sponsored programs office, academic unit reports from deans, sustainability programs identified by the Office of Engagement, PRME report from the College of Business, and a list of university accomplishments. Similarly, faculty no longer at JMU were removed from the list. All faculty identified were contacted to confirm that their research met the AASHE STARS definition of sustainability research, and to confirm that they would be listed. Faculty were not included if they did not believe their research met the criteria, they requested not to be included, or they did not meet full-time instructional faculty classification. The full-time instructional faculty classification was used to be consistent with the methodology for the total number of faculty who conduct research. Faculty were identified as being full-time instructional faculty using a publicly released database of salaries and classifications for full-time JMU employees. A draft of the research inventory was posted on the ISNW website and a link sent to all faculty included on the inventory for their review. Edits were made according to feedback from faculty.

The credit was sent to Keith Holland for review.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The following faculty conduct research but were not counted for this credit because they were either in a department that did not meet the criteria for academic department equivalent, or they were not full-time instructional faculty at the time of inventory:

1. Daisy Breneman, Justice Studies
2. Dean Cocking, Biology
3. Jennifer Connerley, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Department
4. Benjamin Delp, Office of Research and Scholarship
5. Steven Grande, Community Service Learning
6. Alleyn Harned, Virginia Clean Cities
7. Christie-Joy Hartman, School of Integrated Sciences
8. Lucy Malenke, University Writing Center
9. Remy Pangle, Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy
10. Robert Whitescarver, School of Integrated Sciences
11. Jun Yin, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Responsible party for total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount): Benjamin Delp, Director of Research Development and Promotion, Office of Research and Scholarship

Responsible party for conducting inventory and confirming with faculty: Essa Paterson, ISNW, February 11, 2021.

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