Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Josh Nease
Submission Date May 21, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Radford University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.45 / 12.00 Josh Nease
Sustainability Manager
Academic Programs
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
380

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
85

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
22.37

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
44

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
30

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
68.18

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:

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

Radford University Faculty are asked to enter all research and scholarship activity electronically through "Activity Insight". Activity Insight is an online software tool designed to help faculty members collect, organize, and display their data for the purposes of annual reviews, promotion and tenure, and more. It is aimed at providing an easier, more efficient way for colleges and campuses to manage large reporting processes in a less time-consuming fashion.

The Sustainability Office worked with the Assistant Provost of Academic Affairs to search several key words associated with sustainability and global sustainability goals. The searches returned a large data set that was then sorted through, deleting all research that is not sustainability focused or related. Keyword searches included: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Global Issues, Environment, Diversity, and Social Justice.

Faculty are encouraged, but not required to enter data here, so this list is not exhaustive, but is the best, most accurate account we have of this data.


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