Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.63
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Lewis & Clark College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:

Research Incentive Program

The Sustainability Council provides funding for faculty and students interested in sustainability research.

Sustainability research is research that leads toward solutions that simultaneously support social well-being, economic prosperity, and/or ecological health. It includes academic research that:

Explicitly addresses sustainability and/or furthers our understanding of the interconnectedness of social, economic and environmental issues;

Contributes directly toward solving one or more major sustainability challenges and/or

Engages community members with the aim of combining knowledge and action to achieve positive social, economic and environmental outcomes (e.g. participatory and community-based research and engaged scholarship)


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

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

* In previous three years, direct financial incentives were provided for this program. Financial incentives vary according to funding available in each budget year.

Research Incentive Program

The Sustainability Council provides funding for faculty and students interested in sustainability research.

Sustainability research is research that leads toward solutions that simultaneously support social well-being, economic prosperity, and/or ecological health. It includes academic research that:

Explicitly addresses sustainability and/or furthers our understanding of the interconnectedness of social, economic and environmental issues;

Contributes directly toward solving one or more major sustainability challenges and/or

Engages community members with the aim of combining knowledge and action to achieve positive social, economic and environmental outcomes (e.g. participatory and community-based research and engaged scholarship).


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Interdisciplinary program participation required as part of tenure (could be teaching or research)


Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This incentive was provided during the 2015-16 academic year.

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