Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison Melissa Tier
Submission Date April 19, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Swarthmore College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.21 / 12.00 Betsy Bolton
Professor of English Literature, Chair of Environmental Studies
English Literature and Environmental Studies
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
217

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
22

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
10.14

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
33

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
13

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
39.39

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

An email from Provost Tom Stephenson was sent in early December requesting department heads to ask the faculty in their departments to report and sustainability research. Additionally, a survey was sent out to department heads requesting faculty to report this information. Bridget Scott then sent out a faculty wide email requesting faculty conducting sustainability research to send a brief description of their research.


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