Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.20
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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Macalester College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.49 / 12.00 Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility Office
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
151

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
23

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
15.23

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
45

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
14

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
31.11

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

The following faculty and staff received "Educating Sustainability Ambassadors" student-faculty research funding:

Duchess Harris (American Studies)
Scott Legge (Anthropology)
“Raymond Robertson (Economics)
Amy Damon (Economics)
Roopali Phadke (Environmental Studies),
Christie Manning (Environmental Studies and Psychology)
Bill Moseley (Geography)
Holly Barcus (Geography),
Dan Trudeau (Geography),
Ashley Nepp (Geography staff),
Jamie Monson (History)
Christy Hanson (International Studies)
Libby Shoop (Math, Computer Science, and Statistics),
Victor Addona (Math, Computer Science, and Statistics)
Morgan Adamson (Media and Cultural Studies)
Michael Griffin (Media and Cultural Studies)
Michael Zis (Political Science)
Michael Zis (Political Science)
Erik Larson (Sociology)
Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren (Theatre and Dance)
Robin Hart-Ruthenbeck (Staff member, Assistant Dean of Students)
Katie Pratt (Staff member, Institute for Global Citizenship)

In addition, Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Sustainability Office engaged in sustainability research.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

The research inventory was obtained from the "Educating Sustainability Ambassadors" grant staff. The faculty and staff on the list obtained research funding through a grant. Suzanne Savanick Hansen was also added to the list as she produced two academic articles on sustainability issues in 2016 and 2017.


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