Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

South Dakota State University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
42

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
701

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
19

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
67

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

A list of sponsored research was provided by the Division of Research and Economic Development. The following key words (pulled from the sustainability definitions SDSU used for this report) were searched for in the research project title.
• Ecolog (for ecology, ecological)
• Restor (for restore, restoration)
• Preserv (for preserve, preservation)
• Sustain (for sustainable, sustainability)
• Energy
• Natural
• Resource
• Basic (for basic needs)
• Human (for human rights, human needs)
• Right (for human rights)
• Social
• Equity
• Equal (for equal and equality)
• Diversity
From there each project title was read and deciphered if it fell into the definition of sustainability.

*Note: Although this method has provided a general list of the sustainability research on campus, it is by no means comprehensive in that all the research listed is sustainability research or that all the research not listed is not sustainability research.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
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The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:
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Only sponsored research was included in this inventory.There may be other research conducted on campus that is not included in this report.
Information pertains to 1 year of data.

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