Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Gener Abdon
Submission Date July 31, 2020
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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 Gener Abdon
AASHE STARS student intern
Office of 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 general symposium.

https://research.sdsu.edu/research_affairs/student_research_symposium/SRS%202020%20Online%20Program.pdf


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:

SDSU's Strategic Planning Priority:

Becoming a Premier Public Research University: A New Kind of HSI. SDSU will forge a path to become an R1 Doctoral University where excellence and access converge. To achieve this long-term institutional goal, SDSU will leverage its unique stature as a community-engaged, border-connected, Hispanic-Serving Institution located on Kumeyaay land. We are committed to developing infrastructure and resources that enable our research activity to grow while continuing to support excellence in teaching.

- Position SDSU to ultimately achieve R1 status.
- Leverage SDSU’s unique identity to enhance the quantity and quality of scholarship.

https://www.sdsu.edu/STRATEGIC-PLANNING


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:

Common Experience

Faculty Time Initiatives

The following faculty-centered programs are focused on the Common Experience for Faculty theme, time, and are aimed at fostering cross-disciplinary collegial community. If you have a program you wish to pursue related to the theme of time, and you do not see it listed below, please contact Mark Wheeler, mark.wheeler@sdsu.edu, (Philosophy) or Arlette Baljon, abaljon@sdsu.edu, (Physics), the chief faculty organizers for the programming.

https://commonexperience.sdsu.edu/Faculty-Time-Initiatives


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 has sustainability as one of the many research subjects for SDSU's library guides.

https://libguides.sdsu.edu/sustainability


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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