Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania State University
ER-17: Departments Involved in Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.59 / 6.00 Erik Foley
Managing Director
Sustainability Institute
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The total number of academic departments that conduct research:
103

The number of academic departments in which at least one faculty member engages in sustainability research:
72

A list of academic departments in which at least one faculty member engages in sustainability research:
The website URL where the sustainability research inventory that includes the departments engaged in sustainability research is posted:
A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the departments engaged in sustainability research:

The value for the total number of departments at Penn State includes all academic departments (n=100), plus three additional “departments” to encompass research faculty who do not have a departmental affiliation, but rather are employed at the university or college level. We examined the departmental affiliations of all faculty engaged in sustainability research from our survey and follow-up inquiry (as described under ER Credit 16), and counted the number of unique departments. There are 72 departments with a least one faculty member engaged in sustainability research.

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