Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.66
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Rochester Institute of Technology
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), housed at RIT, has developed a student competition in which teams must identify a specific activity at their university with a high environmental footprint and define a solution for lowering the impact. Up to twelve teams are selected for the competition with each receiving a modest grant for non-personnel expenses.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Again, the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), housed at RIT supports both student and faculty research.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Excerpts from RIT's research vision:

Second, RIT aspires to be an international leader in key, strategic, focused research areas that require contributions from multiple disciplines.

Finally, RIT aspires, through the research, innovation, scholarship and creative work of both our faculty and students, to have true impact on our society culminating in improving the welfare of human life.


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

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Linette Koren is the Engineering, Packaging and Sustainability library assistant. She keeps a website with sustainability resources, links and seminars.


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