Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.41
Liaison Michael Rumfola
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Travis Freeman
Intern
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:

A student researcher receives an award at our Student Research Symposium for their champion efforts in sustainability-related research projects. This is an award dedicated specifically to sustainability research. The winner of this award receives $250. Hundreds of students participate in the broader symposium.


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:

As part of the 2016 update of the Strategic Plan, SDSU identified seven multi-disciplinary areas to focus on program development and recruitment. These areas included viromics, climate change and sustainability, Blue Gold: Mitigating the Effects of Water Scarcity, and Digital Humanities/Global Diversity. This was supported through an increase in base funding for new faculty and almost $7 million in one time funding.


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:

The 2016 update of the Strategic Plan states that "The pursuit of innovative and interdisciplinary exploration is vital to the university’s long-term academic and
economic prosperity." One of the Research Advancement group's responsibilities is to "develop cooperative multidisciplinary, multi-institutional partnership programs."


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 library sponsors a student research symposium every year. This year, there was a monetary award for sustainability related projects. The Senate Sustainability Committee decided the winner of the sustainability award.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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