Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.15
Liaison Nicole Gaetjens
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Mills College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Nicole Gaetjens
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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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:

Mills College encourages "sustainability" research through participation in a directed research project in Environmental Science (0.25 credits per semester) during the academic year and also through summer student research in Chemistry (Langsley Fellowships) and Biology (Barrett Fellowships) both of which offer stipends for summer plus some funds for materials and equipment. Many faculty conduct research in environmental science, broadly defined, in both the Chemistry and Biology departments.

Within the MBA and MPP graduate programs, there are applied research projects with incentives including financially supported fellowships and credit, which are often related to sustainability.


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:

In evaluating faculty, the policy of the Mills College Committee on Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure is to consider all evidence of scholarly productivity, within and across disciplinary boundaries.


Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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