|Submission Date||Feb. 4, 2015|
Saint John's University
AC-10: Support for Research
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:
All Environmental Studies majors are required to conduct research in some aspect of sustainability in order to obtain their degree. The institution also offers summer research opportunities for current students to pursue an interest in sustainability (hand-made, sustainable paper from locally-harvested grasses, for instance).
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:
Our institution has a workshop, Blue Stem Workshop, which provides training for faculty seeking to integrate sustainability into existing curriculum or to develop new courses.
The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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?:
A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
Although SJU does not have a written policy regarding interdisciplinary research and the tenure process; inter- and multi-disciplinary research has always been considered valid during the tenure decision-making process. As evidence, each of our institution's Environmental Studies department faculty members has participated in interdisciplinary research.
The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:
The CSB/SJU libraries have been working on a Sustainability Research Guide. The in-progress guide can be viewed at the link below.
Library materials are selected to support the curriculum, so the librarians do tend to purchase a variety of books on sustainability to support the various classes taught on the subject here. However, there is not a specific policy about selecting books for sustainability.
The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:
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