Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Molly Johnson
Submission Date Aug. 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

The New School
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Molly Craft Johnson
Sustainability Associate
Tishman Environment & Design Center
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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:

John L. Tishman Scholarship: The Tishman family generously funds scholarships for students at Parsons and other schools of the university who show interest in, and a commitment to, sustainable development, design, and construction. Every fall semester, approximately $40,000 is awarded to the top applicants.
Student awards are made on the basis of the following considerations:

Academic standing
Demonstrable focus on sustainability issues
Demonstrable civic engagement/social justice work relating to sustainability
Involvement in projects that support sustainability in the infrastructure and ecology of the greater New York City area
Financial need


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

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

The Tishman Environment and Design Center supports innovative interdisciplinary research that advances the concept of climate citizenship with a core focus on social justice, climate change, and urban systems.


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:

From Full-time Faculty handbook: "In addition, the university encourages interdisciplinary collaboration in instruction, research/scholarship, and service where appropriate. Therefore, it is expected that as part of the implementation process for this workload policy, the departments and other academic units will promote, recognize, and reward both
interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration and participation."


Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
No

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