Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.15
Liaison Christina Goodwin
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Sterling College (VT)
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Laura Spence
Dean of Academics
Academics
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
6

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
6

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
100

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
2

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
2

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
100

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:
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The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Charlotte Rosendahl: American chestnut, agroforestry systems, soil microbial communities - Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
Laura Spence: Pollination in managed landscapes, invasive plant species, plant-fungal interactions - Ecology
Tony Van Winkle: Heritage grain trials - Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
Ed Fredrickson: Pasture ecology - Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
Farley Brown: Watershed Bioassessment - Ecology
Jeff Richardson: Forest management - Ecology/ Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems


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

Information was collected from Laura Spence, Dean of Academics. All of the faculty that participate in research gear their research toward sustainability topics, particularly in the fields listed above.


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