Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.05
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.06 / 12.00 Kimberly Reeves
Interim Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
296

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
32

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
10.81

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
41

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
14

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
34.15

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

See attached.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

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. As a follow-up method, a staff member from the Office of Sustainability reviewed CVs from faculty websites to find the additional publications that were not uploaded. Revisions were made to create the final list attached. We believe that together these methods allowed us to uncover close to all of the sustainability-related research and other projects on the campus in our 2021 submission.

The attached Excel spreadsheet is data pulled from DM and pulled from individual faculty CVs for 2018-present.
The total number of departments is different than AC 1, since this incorporates departments that have faculty conducting research and do not offer courses.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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