Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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Sewanee - The University of the South
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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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:

Sewanee encourages students to conduct sustainability research through our Sustainability Fellows program (part of the Green Corp Program), which provides students with academic credit (with potential stipend money to come) for conducting research.


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:

The academic use of the Domain takes many forms: experimentation, natural history study, monitoring, teaching exercises, and demonstration. ESS supports and administers both internal and external use of the Domain for these purposes by maintaining field monitoring equipment, implementing experimental manipulations, acquiring and managing data, and assisting with fund-raising for research projects. ESS is charged with maintains a database of all existing projects on the Domain and administers an approval process for reviewing new project requests. Current research on the Domain is concentrated in five critical areas of inquiry: biodiversity, forest dynamics, karst systems, land use, watershed science


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:

All newly created faculty positions must have a transdisciplinary component. For example a new hire would serve as a faculty member in Biology and Environmenta. Studies


The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

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

No support for sustainability research and learning is provided at this time.


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