Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.91
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

San Jose State University
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Peggy Cabrera
MLK Library Research Guides
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

SJSU's Organized Research Units that support student sustainability research:
Center for the Development of Recycling: A national clearinghouse for recycling information and for applied waste management research aimed to increase the scope and availability of recycling information and to increase the effectiveness of recycling as a solid waste management strategy.

Institute for Metropolitan Studies (IMS) Facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise regarding urban problems and critical matters related to metropolitan development.

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 Focuses on international surface transportation policy issues as related to three primary responsibilities: research, education, and technology transfer. MTI receives policy oversight from an internationally respected board of trustees who represent all of the major transportation modes.

Silicon Valley Center for Global Engineering & Education
The purpose of the Center is to enhance engineering students’ educational experience and career prospects in the global context by cultivating a vital relationship between SJSU and international engineering education institutions. The activities of the Center are to develop, market, and implement educational cooperation programs to international universities and to work with various SJSU units to offer outreach activities around global engineering education.

Moss Landing and Mineta both encourage Faculty as mentors for students in collaborative research projects.

Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

SJSU ORU's that support faculty research in sustainability include:

Center for the Development of Recycling
Institute for Metropolitan Studies
The Mineta Transportation Institute
The Moss Landing Marine Laboratory

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?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies: 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.

Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:

Environmental Studies Research Guide

King Library LEED Certification:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Student and Faculty research from the Mineta Transporation Institute,

Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition

Moss Landing Marine Laboratory Graduate Theses:

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