Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.31
Liaison Katherine Straub
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Susquehanna University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Katherine Straub
Professor
Earth and Environmental 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:

Summer student research funding through the Degenstein Foundation supports aquatic related field research projects conducted in collaboration with SU faculty. This funding supports 7 students (wages, housing) who each work 10 weeks during the summer on research projects seeking to measure and improve the ecological health of the Susquehanna River watershed.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Scholarship and Creative Activities. Candidates for tenure are advised that their record of scholarship must indicate promise for ongoing and continuing scholarly activity of merit. It is primarily the candidate’s responsibility to document and present for review the evidence of scholarly accomplishments. Publication in recognized scholarly publications, advanced study, presenting professional papers, conducting funded projects, reports of professional consulting activity, public artistic performances or exhibits, program innovation, editorial work, and leadership in professional societies are among the forms that such documented evidence may take. Every candidate needs to place the evidence for their scholarship in the context of current practices in their field. This may include, but is not limited to, statements of professional/scholarly activity produced by appropriate professional organizations, and/or critiques by other professionals in their field. [NOTE: Since 1988 the practice of the University has been to request additional evaluation of scholarly work by external referees; candidates provide the names of such referees


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, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Sustainability and related topics are supported by the library through materials selection, databases, and face-to-face interactions. At Susquehanna, sustainability topics appear in various places in the curriculum. Research guides supporting sustainability topics include: Ecology, Biology, earth and Earth and Environmental Sciences and Business.
Librarians create course research guides upon consultation with faculty members (eg the Environmental Research Subject Guide).

The library has an endowed materials fund (the Skip Weider Fund) to assist in the acquisition of materials related to environmental science and sustainability.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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