Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.09
Liaison Andrew Riley
Submission Date April 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

State University of New York at Morrisville
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.97 / 12.00 Tara Shimer
Workforce and Partnership Specialist
Provost Office
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
122

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
6

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
4.92

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
5

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
5

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
100

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

A request for the inventory was sent through the Provost Office and two Academic Schools and then the chairs of the 11 academic divisions to faculty members. The inventory was for all research, sustainability research was identified using the 2024 Strategic Plan sustainability pillars (economic, environmental, diversity/equity/inclusion)


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

SUNY Morrisville is an applied learning agricultural and technical college.  Though the typical number of employees that conduct research at most higher education institutions usually includes all academic staff that have research as part of their promotion/tenure, SUNY Morrisville faculty have other options to fulfill this obligation based on the excerpt of the Faculty/Staff handbook below:


IV.A.6.d – Scholarly and Professional Ability
While teaching is the primary focus of a faculty member’s responsibilities at Morrisville State 
College, faculty members are also expected to demonstrate scholarly and professional ability. 
An effective level of scholarly and professional ability is defined as one example in any one of 
the following areas:



Formal academic publications – articles, papers, books, artistic performances, exhibitions, etc. 
appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline/profession. This involves the publication of new 
findings or the integration of the findings of others into the discipline/profession such as in book 
reviews.



Presentations – presentations at professional conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. appropriate 
to the discipline/profession. This would involve both research in and teaching of the disciple or 
profession. These could include presentations at the campus Professional Development 
Updated February 2018 Conferences.



Formal Research Projects – planning and carrying out of research projects appropriate to the 
discipline or profession. Faculty are encouraged to involve students.
Consultation/Work – continued experience working as a professional or acting as a consultant, 
where appropriate to the discipline or profession.



Grants – application for and receipt of grants appropriate to the discipline or profession.
Examples may vary by discipline, but in general, appropriate examples are published, either in 
written format or presented orally in a way that is open to peer review or critique.
Presentations on teaching experiences, methodology, or assessment at the campus professional 
development conferences are especially encouraged to meet the criteria in this area.



Faculty members with prior service credit may include evidence from prior service, but must 
meet the criteria with examples from their time at Morrisville State College.
Faculty members are evaluated in this area as either being effective or ineffective. Successful 
candidates must be found to be effective. It is the responsibility of the candidate to explain how 
the evidence shows they have met the criteria established.



A narrative of not more than two pages should explain how the candidate has demonstrated their 
scholarly or professional ability. The narrative should reference evidence included in this section 
of the portfolio.


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