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Liaison Greg Monaco
Submission Date Nov. 10, 2016
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Stony Brook University
AC-10: Support for Research

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Complete Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
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Campus Operations and Maintenance
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

Stony Brook University has created a network of outreach opportunities, to help all community members (students, faculty and staff) that wish to be involved, develop a greater appreciation for others; while building sustainable communities. Some of the incentives for students include, internships and positions within the sustainable enterprises such as the Sustainability Task Force, EcoLeaders, Transportation & Parking Advisory Group and the Farmers Market.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

The Office of Sustainability supports faculty research efforts, that address issues of sustainability where possible. For faculty, grants such as the NSF grant for Sustainable Research and the FAHSS grant for Geo-spatial Science Grant are available to support research and sustainability on campus. Also, faculty conducting sustainability research have access to University facilities and/or partnering with the Centers of Excellence, to advance sustainability in their work. Additionally, the Office of Sustainability encourages faculty research within the university's Chemistry Department, with an ongoing Chemistry Solvent Recycling Program. In this program, waste solvent generated by the laboratories of Stony Brook Chemistry professors are brought to locations on campus, to be processed through a recycler. This process minimizes hazardous waste generation, disposal costs and reduces costs to the university.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
Yes

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:

Stony Brook University encourages interdisciplinary research collaboration. Collaboration is encouraged and facilitated through the university's Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Office of the Provost and specific programs in the Chemistry, Humanities and Social Sciences academic departments. Faculty are recognized for completing interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary and multidisciplinary research during an annual performance evaluation process; in which awards are issued by Stony Brook University.


The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

The library staff provide support for interdisciplinary and sustainability research including presentations, direct assistance and specific collections. The library provides access to 41 data bases for Sustainability & Environmental Studies, as well as a Sustainability & Environmental Studies Expert. In addition, the library provides access to Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery, to support the research and teaching needs of the SBU community.


The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:

Other related information on Library/sustainability initiatives;
http://guides.library.stonybrook.edu/ILL

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