Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.27
Liaison Linda Kogan
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.93 / 12.00 David Havlick
Asst Professor/ Director Sustainable Development Minor
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
250

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
57

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
22.80

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
27

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

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
74.07

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:

See attached.


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 first phase in collecting publications and papers included a long-form survey for UCCS Sustainability Committee Members, who informed us not only about their own work but also the work of others. At the same time, we distributed a short-form survey along with an email request sent to all-faculty-listserv via our Provost. Finally, we sent follow-up surveys to faculty identified in the first wave but who had not yet responded.

We were made aware of a digital compilation of research publications held by Institutional Research. A list of keywords were compiled using the STARS definition of 'sustainability research,' which was then used to search in the University's Institutional Research online database called Digital Measures (DM.) Faculty are required to submit their research to DM. Revisions were made to create the final list which is uploaded above. We believe that together these methods allowed us to uncover close to all of the sustainability-related research and other projects on the campus.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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