Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.12
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date March 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Knox College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Deborah Steinberg
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

In the winter of 2017, thanks to donor funding, a pilot project was implemented that offered money to support student research and creative projects focused on sustainability-related projects. This pilot supported 5 student projects and was considered a success. This pilot will become an ongoing incentive program for sustainability student research beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
No

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Web based Reference guides tailored for individual courses and assignments related to sustainability research are provided through the library website, are updated continuously. Workshops are taught for individual courses and assignments and include courses that are both sustainability-related and sustainability-focused. The library also promotes sustainability in its workflows, and training of students, and highlights these sustainability practices as we work with students doing research.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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