Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.64
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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Seattle University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Phillip Thompson
Director
CEJS
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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:

The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability’s annual fellowship program (FY13-FY17) supports student and faculty scholarship in environmental justice and sustainability. Proposals may be submitted by individual students or by student teams; projects that include collaboration across disciplines or schools/colleges are particularly encouraged. Proposals for student fellowships are encouraged from all disciplines and for all types of scholarly research on topics related to environmental justice or sustainability. The program provides support for new projects and for extending previous endeavors. CEJS student fellows are expected to produce a tangible scholarly product, such as a substantial academic paper, a conference presentation, an artistic exhibit or presentation, or other pre-professional product as a result of their participation in this program. Each Fellowship Award is a $2500 stipend per student project; each project’s faculty mentor receives a $500 stipend.
Read more:https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/ejs-research-at-su/cejs-fellowships/past-student-fellows/


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:

The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability’s annual fellowship program (FY13-FY17) supports student and faculty scholarship in environmental justice and sustainability. This fellowship program is available to support scholarly research by faculty in all disciplines on topics related to environmental justice or sustainability. Proposals are encouraged in all types of scholarship, and projects that include collaboration across disciplines or schools/colleges are highly encouraged. The program provides support for new projects, for extending previous work, or for moving projects in a new direction. CEJS faculty fellows are expected to produce a tangible scholarly product, such as a grant proposal, journal article, peer-reviewed artistic presentation, or publishable project as a result of their participation in this program. Each Fellowship Award is one-course release or a stipend during the academic year.
https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/ejs-research-at-su/cejs-fellowships/past-faculty-fellows/


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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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:

In addition to the Law School curriculum and courses, Seattle University has several undergraduate and graduate degree programs that support sustainability topics, including Environmental Studies; Environmental Science, Public Administration and Leadership, and others. The library provides a broad array of print and electronic resources including books, journals and databases. Searching in the online catalog under topics related to sustainability, ecology, environment, laws, justice, policy and leadership retrieve over 6000 items including articles, eBooks, media, and ejournals.

The librarians use Sharepoint LIBGuides to create topical and course specific Research Guides to support student research and scholarship. Library instruction sessions not only promote information literacy but they help students discover library resources, specific internet sites, organizations and agencies that provide a relevant focus on sustainability and environmental topics.

The university funds the library’s annual Access and Acquisitions budget that support acquisition and licensing of print and electronic resources across the curriculum including the needs of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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