Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.80
Liaison Carey Hewett
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Texas Tech University
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
4.00 / 4.00 Jessica Bunyard
Analyst
BIMAR
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:
Yes

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

In the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources there are a variety of student research projects that are designed to improve sustainability and of natural resources across Texas and New Mexico. These projects range from studying and determining better ways to manage Elk habitats, how wildfires affect wildlife and methods thin forests while maintaining biodiversity, to how a native, invasive plant can be more stably controlled. All of these studies are designed to promote sustainability in natural habitats.


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

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

In the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources there are a variety of faculty research projects that are designed to improve sustainability. These projects range from finding solutions to environmental issues that support ecological health, research water resource economics and water use and conservation. The college also collaborated with a team comprised of people from both the U.S.A. and Mexico. They conducted a survey for fish diversity and described freshwater fishery resources in the Usumacinta River in southern Mexico. This college is also are part of the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation.

http://www.pssc.ttu.edu/faculty_pages/cwest.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?:
Yes

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
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The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

Texas Tech University's Operating Policies can be viewed at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/opmanual/


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:

Texas Tech University' s Libraries offer students the opportunity to use research guides in the form of Personal Librarians for all disciplines. More information about the library's resources can be found here: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/library/research-support/personal Librarians/ The National Wind Institute has more than 40 years of research collected in the Southwest Collection on campus.


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