Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Carolyn Shafer
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Pratt Institute
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Carl Zimring
Professor of Sustainability Studies
Social Science and Cultural Studies
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
73

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
17

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
23.29

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
20

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
4

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
20

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

The enclosed document comprises sustainability publications from nine faculty members in the department of Social Science and Cultural Studies. In addition, sustainability-themed SteamPlant research grants include projects with eight more faculty and staff (see https://commons.pratt.edu/steamplant/projects/ for discussions of the projects): Caitlin Cahill (faculty, Social Science and Cultural Studies), Daniel Wright (faculty, Mathematics and Science), Christopher X. J. Jensen (faculty, Mathematics and Science), Charles Rubenstein (faculty, Mathematics and Science), Che-Wei Wang (faculty, Architecture), Gabrielle Brainard (faculty, Architecture and Urban Design), Cristobal Correa (faculty, Architecture and Urban Design), and Jessie Braden (staff, Director of the Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative).


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

The Provost's office maintains a list of 73 faculty and staff engaged in research who are supported by external funders and who applied to Seedgrant funding and/or who will participate in Pratt's Annual Research Day in late March 2019. Examples from the overall inventory include the list at: https://www.pratt.edu/uploads/Faculty_Development_Fund_list_of_awardees_AY17-18_final.pdf

The Research Day program will be found here: https://prattresearch.org/roh/

The enclosed document is a survey of reported publications on sustainability by full- and part-time faculty in the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies from 2013-17. SSCS is the host department for the Minor in Sustainability Studies; the inventory was compiled from faculty CVs in the summer of 2018.


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