Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.15
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

University at Albany
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE)assists our professors in recruiting for research projects at this website: https://www.albany.edu/undergrad-research/opportunities-by-topic.php Some of the recent recruitment related to sustainability are: Dr. Bari, from Environmental and Sustainability Engineering (ESE), for a summer research project on air quality (https://www.albany.edu/ceas/nsf-ires) and assisting Dr. Liu, also from ESE, for securing 2 research assistants in their climate change project.

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

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:
The Division of Research provides resources that can be used for sustainability research but does not have programs specific to sustainability research. Links for funding, research highlights and tools are below. funding:https://www.albany.edu/research/31090.php reports: https://www.albany.edu/research/publications-reports.php tools: https://www.albany.edu/research/22796.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?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

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

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:
There are numerous databases that cover topics related to sustainability. A few of the most important databases related to sustainability include: Environment Complete, EBSCO Academic Complete, Sociological Abstracts, ScienceDirect, Social Sciences Full Text, Energy and Power Source and the Energy Citations Database.GreenFILE is a bibliographic database containing nearly 300,000 records covering information about environmental concerns. The library also has several subject area specialists: https://library.albany.edu/find-a-subject-librarian Sue Kaczor is the subject specialist in the Sciences, Kathleen Flynn for Environmental Engineering, Priscilla Seaman for Geography and Planning

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