Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.78
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date Dec. 9, 2019
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STARS v2.1

South Dakota State University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
599

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
295

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
49.25

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
35

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
30

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
85.71

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes 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 (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

The Division of Research & Economic Development provided a list of all research grants that were submitted through their office. This included both grants that were awarded and not awarded. From this list a keyword search in research title and description narrowed down the list of research projects. The same keyword search was used as for academic courses.

The Sustainability Specialist and a faculty member then read through each research project to see if they were sustainability related or not. Research projects both agreed on were included in the final list. Next, the list of research was sent out to all departments. They were asked to review the research and add any additional research they felt should be included.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Covers 3 years worth of research.

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