Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison Robert Sitler
Submission Date July 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Stetson University
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Robert Sitler
Prof. of World Languages & Cultures
World Languages & Cultures
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

Senior Research is required for all students at Stetson University, and all Environmental Science & Studies and Sustainable Food Systems students complete a year long research project. Projects of high merit are selected for further, extracurricular development with a faculty member for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience employs Research Assistants every academic year, who assist in water quality research within Lake Beresford. While assisting with this research, these students are simultaneously learning many of the technical, laboratory and field skills necessary for other water quality or sustainability research projects of their own design.

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

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

The Willa Dean Lowery Fund supports faculty research in the natural sciences to advance the teacher-scholar role by encouraging proposals for innovation in scientific research. The fund is made possible through the generosity of the late Stetson patron Dr. Willa Dean Lowery '48. Through her support of the natural sciences, Stetson University has bestowed Willa Dean Lowery Grants for meritorious scientific research projects, several of which have garnered national recognition. See: https://www.stetson.edu/other/brown-center/grants-research/lowery-grant.php

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?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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