Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.82
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2020
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Temple University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Rebecca Collins
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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? :

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship (CARAS) Program offers funding to undergraduate and professional students interested in undertaking research projects related to sustainability. Funding is made possible through the Temple University Research Administration in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Deans of Temple University’s Schools and Colleges and the Office of Sustainability. http://www.temple.edu/vpus/opportunities/CARAS.htm The Temple Library Prize for Undergraduate Research on Sustainability and the Environment was established to encourage the use of Library resources, to enhance the development of library research techniques, and to honor the best research projects on sustainability and the environment produced each year by Temple University undergraduate students. https://www.temple.edu/vpus/research/caras.html

The Diamond Research Scholars program provides Temple university students the opportunity to engage in a focused, mentored research or creative arts project during the summer and fall. A number of Diamond Scholars have used this research award to investigate sustainability issues, ranging from farm subsidies to the availability of mass transit. https://www.temple.edu/vpus/research/diamond.html

The Graduate Research Award in Sustainability Program (GRASP) advances the university’s goal of expanding sustainability research by providing funding to a graduate student research project focused on sustainability. Projects must have a research or implementation component and address sustainability on Temple’s campus or in the surrounding community. Projects that address urban sustainability issues will also be considered. Some examples of sustainability related research projects include, but are not limited to: energy reduction, waste minimization, sustainable food options, transportation initiatives, community awareness, health, education and research to inform policy. https://sustainability.temple.edu/GRASP

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

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

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

They are valued similarly to other types of research and not treated separately by policy.
The university has many inter and transdisilpinary centers and institutes, incluyding the Center for Humanities at Temple, iGem (Genomics research), the Public Policy masters program, the Liberal Arts major and many others.

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

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Temple University Libraries provides an online resources for people interested in sustainability, in general, and offers support for teaching, learning and research at Temple University. They also award an annual prize for sustainability research.

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