Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Maryville College
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.00 / 12.00 Adrienne Schwarte
Associate Professor of Design, Coordinator of Sustainability Studies Minor
Fine Arts & Sustainability Studies
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
7

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
70

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
5

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
8

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

The institution conducted an online survey distributed to all faculty and they were asked to self-identify as being engaged in sustainability research. They were provided the definition of “sustainability research” as outlined by STARS 2.0. Their self-reporting was the information that was used to generate the sustainability research inventory attached.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

Significant grants obtained, including Margaret A. Cargill Grant and Tennessee Valley Authority EnergyRight Solutions for Higher Education Grant;


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

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