Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.27
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Michigan University
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Sarah Mittlefehldt
Co-Chair, Sustainability Advisory Council
Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:
No

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:
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Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:
No

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:
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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 copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
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The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

Northern offers an internal grant called PRIME: Progressive Research and Innovative Mutual Exploration Fund promotes “cross-disciplinary collaboration that can facilitate tackling of substantive concepts.” You can learn more about PRIME and explore recent examples of interdisciplinary projects here: http://www.nmu.edu/grantsandcontracts/prime-award


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

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

The Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences Department has a research librarian who helps to compile information and provides support for sustainability-related research. Bruce Sargaent, PhD has provided research support for faculty members seeking documents and news coverage for environmental policy issues and other sustainability-related topics. He also has developed resources for EEGS courses and regularly meets with students to help them with their research projects.


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