Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
ER-17: Departments Involved in Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.72 / 6.00 David Havlick
Asst Professor/ Director Sustainable Development Minor
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies


Institution's academic departments include faculty members who conduct sustainability research.

Any level of sustainability research by a faculty member in a department is sufficient for this credit.


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


Institutions earn the maximum of 6 points available for this credit when 75 or more percent of departments are engaged in sustainability research.  Incremental points are available based on the percentage of departments that conduct sustainability research.  For example, if 25 percent of departments conducted sustainability research, an institution would earn 2 points (one third 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.