Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.80
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Merced
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Mubeena Salaam
Business Systems Analyst
Academic Personnel Office
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
262

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
231

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
88.17

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
20

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
19

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
95

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:

A research inventory is provided in an excel spreadsheet for ease of viewing.


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

The institution incorporated faculty engaged in sustainability research at UC Merced. The inventory incorporates academic year 2014 through 2017.


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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Total number of the institution’s faculty engaged in research is reflective of the Professorial series faculty - these faculty are of professor series and professional researcher series. The faculty also include administrative appointments such as Deans, VPF, Provost, and Chancellor.

The numeric value previously submitted under the 2.0 version was reflective of all faculty, this figure included lecturers. However, lecturers do not conduct research. The figure provided is an accurate comprehensive depiction of the number of faculty that conduct research at UC Merced.

The number of academic departments on the campus is different from the number of academic departments related to research. UC Merced does not have "departments." The number of departments reflected in the academic section is related specifically to major programs. The number of departments in research is related to the campus bylaw units which oversee the academic personnel faculty recruitment, appointments, and research.

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