Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Lindsey Van Zile
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2023

STARS v2.2

Randolph College
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Lindsey Van Zile
Sustainability Coordinator & Campus Projects
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

Randolph College has several programs that support for students who wish to pursue research related to sustainability, including:

The Randolph College Summer Research Program

Randolph's Innovative Student Experience (RISE) program. Every Randolph College student can apply to receive a grant of $2,000 for research, creative work, experiential learning, and other scholarly pursuits as a sophomore, junior, or senior.

The Environmental Studies and Science Department provides funds to support sustainability research, and faculty serve as advisors for internships.

The Randolph College Sustainability Coordinator supervises several Sustainability Interns each year.

Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

Professional Development funds are available for Randolph College faculty to pursue research, including Sustainability research. The Summer Research program is also available to fund faculty-student collaborations.

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?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

Members of the faculty shall demonstrate scholarly or creative accomplishment in their disciplines or programmatic areas. This may take various peer-reviewed forms, including (but not limited to) articles, books, book reviews, grant proposals, performances, exhibitions, and presentations at professional conferences or symposia. Continuing scholarly or creative activity is extremely important because it contributes to the development and maintenance of excellent, effective teaching.

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

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

Randolph College Environmental Studies Department continuously provides guidance to faculty and students who engage in sustainability research. The campus library maintains numerous research databases with designated staff to support student research. There are research guides and e-learning objects that are acutely focused on sustainability research. In addition, two staff members from the library are active members of the Randolph College Sustainability Council.

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

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