Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Loyola University Chicago
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
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:

Loyola University Chicago has created a network of research opportunities in order to help all community members (students and faculty) wishing to be involved develop a greater appreciation for others while building sustainable communities. For students these opportunities are provide through the Loyola Undergraduate Research Oppotunities Program (LUROP) or hosted by the Institute of Environmental Sustaianbility: http://luc.edu/sustainability/research/studentfellowships/


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:

These programs are housed in the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy and the Center for Experiential Learning. The FCIP encourages excellence in teaching by facilitating the role of faculty in the formation of the student as a whole person. The Center promotes the implementation of creative teaching strategies that reflect the intellectual, social and spiritual context of today's students. The Center for Experiential Learning provides a number of professional development programs for faculty and staff in collaboration with Loyola’s Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy. http://www.luc.edu/experiential/featuredinitiatives/facultydevelopmentprograms/


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:

The library staff provides ongoing support for interdisciplinary and sustainability research including presentations, direct assistance and specific collections. Stephen Macksey is the content expert for University Libraries


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