Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.47
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2016
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San Jose State University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Peggy Cabrera
Librarian
MLK Library Research Guides
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

SJSU's Organized Research Units that support student sustainability research:
SJSU's Green House
Center for the Development of Recycling: Recycling & Reuse Study of the 300
Largest Businesses in San Jose; San Jose Hotel Waste Reduction & Recycling Study.
Institute for Metropolitan Studies (IMS) prepared a manual with guidelines for incorporating watershed protection measures in trail development in Santa Clara County.
The Environmental Resource Center (ERC) has served SJSU with an annual Earth Day celebration, an environmental library, and other projects that promote sustainability.
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) administers the Master of Science in marine science program for California State Universities. It is an outfitted marine operations. MLML is known for a hands-on, field-oriented approach which places students, faculty, researchers and staff at the frontiers of marine science worldwide where discoveries are being made.
The MIneta Transportation Institute 1) Emergency Preparation in Transportation research project includes disaster preparation studies as related to natural catastrophes (such as flooding, mudslides and chemical spills), 2) Spartan Superhighway project headed up by students who are currently prototyping solar-powered Alternative Transit Network (ATN).
Moss Landing and Mineta both encourage Faculty as mentors for students in collaborative research projects.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

SJSU ORU's that support faculty research in sustainability include:
Center for the Development of Recycling: San Jose Urban Water Conservation
Program, ULFT Retrofit Program.
Institute for Metropolitan Studies: "A Simple and Inexpensive Approach to Sampling for Pedestrian and Bicycle Surveys: The PABS (Pedestrian and Bicycling Survey) Approach."
The Mineta Transportation Institute: "Identifying Transit Demographics" study examines human behavioral patterns in transportation in order to gather empirical data to support effective development of thriving sustainable transportation systems in the Silicon Valley.
The Moss Landing Marine Laboratory: Dietary niche expansion of a kelp forest predator recovering from intense commercial exploitation


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?:
Yes

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:

2.3.1.2 The nature of contributions will also vary according to the faculty member’s professional interests. Scholarly/Artistic/Professional Achievements may include
original research that advances knowledge; or the synthesis of information across disciplines, topics, or time; or the application of disciplinary expertise within or
outside the University; or the systematic study of teaching and learning within the discipline; or a combination of these forms of achievement.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

Environmental Studies Research Guide
http://libguides.sjsu.edu/environmental_studies

Collection Development @ SJSU: Environmental Studies:
http://libguides.sjsu.edu/c.php?g=230242&p=1529045

King Library LEED Certification:
http://libguides.sjsu.edu/c.php?g=230340&p=1528284


The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:

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