Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.66
Liaison Grace Afflerbach
Submission Date March 8, 2024

STARS v2.2

Purchase College - State University of New York
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Grace Afflerbach
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:
Yes

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:
Since the SDGs were added to the college's Strategic Plan, sustainability and its related courses have become prevalent in multiple academic programs. Every senior must complete a final research project during their final year, and students from all majors can include sustainability research in their final project. For these projects, students can work with faculty and staff from any department. Facilities and the Sustainability Office may use data collected from these senior projects to implement sustainable plans for the college

Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:
The Robert O. Fehr Research Professorship in Environmental Science is a grant that any faculty member conducting sustainability research can apply for.

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 copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
Interdisciplinary research is a large factor considered when faculty are applying for tenure.

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:
The library provides 24/7 "Ask a Librarian" services, interlibrary loan, and the Teaching Learning and Technology Center that all campus members have access to. The Purchase College Library offers research instruction tailored specifically to any individual, class, assignment, group, or club. All of these services aid in making sustainability research more accessible.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:
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