Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.89
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2016
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Saint Mary's College of California
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.28 / 12.00 Roy Wensley
Dean of Science
School of Science
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
24

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
211

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
15

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
44

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

See attached.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

Review of the "Scholarly Interests" pages of all faculty on the College's Faculty Profiles website (http://wwws.stmarys-ca.edu/forms/faculty-and-staff/profiles.html) as well as a opt-in survey for faculty to complete.

The number of full time faculty is located in the College Fact Book (http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-smc/facts-figures/fact-book#information)


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

Lindsay Wildlife Museum (LWM) and Saint Mary’s College Professor Steve Bachofer collaborated on a new free mobile app that allows Bay Area residents to learn about local wildlife and share wildlife photos and experiences via social media. The project was made possible by a grant from the Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities.

Kevin McGarry, Columbia University Robert F. Kennedy Sustainable Investing Fellowship Recipient 2014

Richard Carp, "Toward a Sustainable Academy" in Taking it to the Next Level

Carla Bossard, Conference Presentation Aug 10, 2015 at Ecological Society of America Conference and Research article published in Forest Ecology and Management Journal 2015


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

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