Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.76
Liaison Sarah Temple
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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Louisiana State University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Sarah Temple
Manager
Campus 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:

LSU has the Louisiana Sea Grant program to encourage students to conduct/ engage in sustainability research. Strategic initiatives of the program include but are not limited to: Healthy Ecosystems and Habitats, and Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture. Incentives for the program include: monetary compensation, travel funds, real world experience, and the potential to be published in a scientific journal.


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?:
Yes

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

To encourage faculty members from all disciplines to conduct sustainable research LSU has the Coastal Sustainability Studio. The studio brings together- designers, planners, engineers, and scientists- to respond and study critical issues of coastal settlement, flood protection, and economic development. Incentives for working in the studio are funds for project development and proof of concept ideas.


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:

LSU’s library support for sustainability research is intertwined with the LSU Libraries, LOUISiana Digital Library, and our extensive network of research databases. Sustainability research is being supported by all of the databases that we have available at LSU.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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