Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Milan Stijepovic
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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Pitzer College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Brinda Sarathy
Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis and Director of the Redford Conservancy
Environmental Analysis
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

For the past 4 years, the Claremont Colleges (of which Pitzer is a member) were recipients of the Mellon Research Grant for Environmental Analysis. This award funded sustainability and environmental research for undergraduates over the summer and also provided faculty mentors with modest stipends for supervision. Although the Mellon grant ended this year, individual faculty-student research funds are available through Pitzer's Dean of Faculty's Office. These funds can be used for research, including that on sustainability.

Although the EA Mellon research website is now dated, we have pasted below the link to Environmental Analysis theses over the years, many of which were supported by EA Mellon summer funds.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
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The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

Our library has dedicated specialists in sustainability and environmental analysis. These individuals help both student and faculty address specific questions in fields related to sustainability, environmental policy, and environmental studies. Library personnel also are available to help access resources that may not be found in our own collections.

The library also helps provide resources for GIS research, which students and faculty often use for sustainability themed work.


The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:

Additional information on the library's support for GIS is noted below. We were unable to paste 2 links above.
http://libguides.libraries.claremont.edu/GIS/

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