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Overall Score 85.74
Liaison Moira Hafer
Submission Date June 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Stanford University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
2,180

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
442

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
20.28

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
88

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
71

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
80.68

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:

Please see attached documentation, which includes information from the faculty research databases from both the Woods Institute for the Environment (https://woods.stanford.edu/about/woods-faculty-researchers) and the Precourt Institute for Energy (https://energy.stanford.edu/people/faculty), among others.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

All tenure line faculty at Stanford conduct research. Sustainability researchers were evaluated on the implications of their research on future social, environmental, and economic well-being in society.

Information was ascertained on faculty research through databases maintained by the Woods Institute for the Environment, the Precourt Institute for Energy, and the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences. Only tenure-track faculty currently doing research pertinent to sustainability outcomes were counted toward the total faculty performing sustainability research on campus. These faculty members have titles of either assistant/associate professor or professor. Research from all other schools was also included by identifying departments that might include sustainability research and perusing the descriptions of each faculty member's research within that department to detect stated sustainability outcomes.

In terms of departments involved in sustainability research, a department was included in the total if:
i) One or more of the confirmed sustainability researchers is directly listed under that department; and/or
ii) One or more of the confirmed sustainability researchers is listed on the department website as a courtesy faculty member or affiliate of that department.


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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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