Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.67
Liaison Lynda Koot
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

The King's University
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Michael Ferber
Director, Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:

Sustainability research focuses on a key principle of environmental, social or economic sustainability such as creation care, social justice or the implications of economic development. Sustainability research may address a sustainability challenge, such as climate change or poverty, or further understanding in the interconnectedness of societal and environmental challenges. Sustainability research leads toward solutions that support economic prosperity, social wellbeing, and ecological health.

Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:

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

A sub-committee of the university's Sustainability Coalition adopted the definition for sustainability research and evaluated scholarship based upon this definition.

The committee consisted of Michael Ferber (Director of Environmental Studies and Assistant Professor of Geography), John Wood (Dean of the Natural Sciences) and Will Van Arragon (Assistant Professor of History).

The subcommittee studies the university's course catalog and questioned many faculty regarding the use of environmental, social or economic sustainability in their courses.

Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):

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