Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.71
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Saint Louis University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Jason Knouft
Interim Director
Center for Sustainability
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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:

Graduate students in the Center for Sustainability are encouraged to conduct research to complete their degrees. Students may choose a 3-credit hour capstone or 6-credit hour thesis option. The Center also employs, on average, four research assistants who work directly with faculty members. Funding is also available to support student research.


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:

To further the mission of creating a more sustainable world through interdisciplinary education, research, and community engagement, the Center for Sustainability offers financial support to Saint Louis University faculty members for externally funded, sustainability-related research and community development projects. There are two separate funds available based on the research project including an Innovation Fund and a Community Development Fund.


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?:
No

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

The Saint Louis University library provides research support to Center for Sustainability students and faculty, including education, guidance, research assistance, and the ordering of sustainability titles/journals for the library's permanent collection or inter-library loan.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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