Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
AC-10: Support for Sustainability 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 sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

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 Opportunities Program (LUROP) or hosted by the Institute of Environmental Sustainability: http://luc.edu/sustainability/research/studentfellowships/

Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

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?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

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/

Support for faculty promotion and tenure is generally addressed in the Faculty Handbook (link below) but also at the individual school level.

Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:

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: https://libguides.luc.edu/c.php?g=49799&p=320784 and https://www.luc.edu/sustainability/campus/library/

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Center for International Business
The Center for International Business (CIB) is dedicated to the study and practice of sustainable and ethical global business, economics and management.

Faculty Handbook - https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/academicaffairs/pdfs/Faculty-Handbook-LoyolaUniversityChicago_2015.pdf
Describes commitment to sustainability and promotion/tenure guidelines.

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