Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.02
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
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State University of New York at Cortland
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Beth Klein
Campus Sustainability Coordinato
Early Childhood Education
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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:

Students enrolled in the Conservation Biology Program, Professional Science Masters in Sustainable Energy, and the MS/MSEd in Recreation are supported to conduct research in sustainability. Project examples include: investigating sustainability education in area schools and environmental education centers, research projects campus energy usage, campus garden organic growing techniques, and carbon offset research on campus forests.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
No

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The campus has multiple faculty research incentive programs that support sustainability research, however, none solely support sustainability research.


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?:
Yes

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

The Campus has a Center for Interdisciplinary Programs.
Since 2010, this Center has become a part of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies.

This Center provides guidelines for all campus efforts in interdisciplinary research.
With a board of 27 faculty members and 8 committees drawing about 90 faculty and staff members, CGIS has recast itself with a strong academic and scholarly mission.


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:

A librarian is assigned to review and acquire sustainability-related materials for student and faculty research. In addition, a team of our librarians develop and maintain a sustainability libguide: https://cortland.libguides.com/c.php?g=354351


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