Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Mark Bremer
Submission Date March 30, 2021
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State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Mark Bremer
Lecturer & Green Team Chair
Arts & Sciences
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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:

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) provides a
unique opportunity for qualified undergraduate students to conduct
research at either SUNY Poly’s Albany or Utica campus. Research
projects span the disciplines of chemistry, physics, mathematics,
biology, engineering, computer science and humanities. The program
lasts 10 weeks and students are paid a stipend of $4,720.
In 2018, SUNY Poly was recognized as a Tree Campus USA due to these efforts to quantify our campus carbon sink and protect it for future research and educational purposes. A student co-authored study on the forest carbon inventory was recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Sustainability Education (Vol. 24, December 2020).


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:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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