Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.92
Liaison Chang Tzau-Chau
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

National Taiwan Normal University
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Chang Tzau-Chau
Graduate Institute of Environmental Education
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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:

Since 2001, the Graduate Institute of Environmental Education has provided the "Professor Yang Guanzheng Scholarship" to encourage students to conduct research on sustainability and environmental education. Each year, a doctoral and a master student receive an award of NT$10,000. Examples of supported student research under these fellowships include research on environmental education, environmental action, environmental behavior, and outdoor education.

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:

The institution encourages faculty to conduct the "Integrated Sustainable Development Research Project" by The Ministry of Science and Technology, and provides subsidies for trans-disciplinary research. It emphasizes on the combination of nature, humanities and social sciences fields, and on the joint participation of stakeholders; to find a solution for sustainable development and to achieve the vision from knowledge to action.

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:

More than 85% of the faculty belong to permanent employment security contracts, and their promotion assessment includes research, teaching and service.
The institution follows the policies of the Ministry of Education to promote the development of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education. It starts department integration, curriculum development, and research. The essential announcement for faculty encourages interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teamwork, research, and the research results are used for promotion evaluation.

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

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

We have libraries in three campuses, and we can also have online and book reservation services. For example, it provides convenient search categories for different subject topics. Enter the "Graduate Institute of Environmental Education" category, and you can quickly find relevant book resources.

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

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