Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 18, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of California, San Diego
ER-16: Faculty Involved in Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.00 / 10.00 Kristin Hansen
Sustainability Analyst
Auxiliary & Plant Services


Institution’s faculty members conduct research on sustainability topics.

Any level of sustainability research by a faculty member is sufficient to be included for this credit. In other words, a faculty member who conducts both sustainability research and other research may be included.


This credit applies to all institutions where research is considered in faculty tenure and promotion decisions.


Institutions earn the maximum of 10 points available for this credit when 25 or more percent of faculty are engaged in sustainability research. Incremental points are available based on the percentage of faculty that conducts sustainability research. For example, if 12.5 percent of faculty members conducted sustainability research, an institution would earn 5 points (half of the points available for this credit).



Report the most recent data available.  Institutions may choose to report research activities from one, two, or three academic years, as long as both the total number of research faculty and the number of faculty engaged in sustainability research are measured during the same time.

Sampling and Data Standards

Refer to the guidelines for measuring sustainability research that are provided for ER Credit 15: Sustainability Research Identification.


The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.