Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.79
Liaison Katharine Gross
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.71 / 12.00 Ainsley Lamberton
Administrative Director
Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
487

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
28

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
5.75

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
34

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
23

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
67.65

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

The College of Arts and Sciences, and several departments in the College of Engineering, opted to re-submit FY19 data. All other data is FY20.


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

Surveying the deans to identify departments and professors engaged in sustainability research.

The types of faculty included were all tenure track faculty and professors of practice.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Note that number of departments in the AC-1 section (31) and PRE-5 (32) differs from this section (34) due to some courses belonging to "interdepartmental programs", rather than a specific department, whereas in AC-9, faculty belong to specific departments.

In this credit we list 28 employees engaged in sustainability research. This was the number of names and research focus descriptions we were able to gather due to COVID-19 complications. However, the actual estimated number of employees engaged in sustainability research is 116. In future submissions not impacted by COVID-19, the specificity of our data will be greatly improved and the number of employees engaged in sustainability research listed in this credit will be more representative of the true nature of research at Lehigh.

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