Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Jeannie Matheison
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Idaho
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.43 / 12.00 Robert W. Smith, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Vice-President
Office of Research and Economic Development
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
705

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
196

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
27.80

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
56

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
17

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
30.36

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

As a first approximation one-third of UI faculty engage in sustainability research/scholarship.

A survey conducted of the chairs of all academic units in April/May of 2017 found that of the 314 faculty members accounted for (52% of instructional and research faculty) in the survey that 101 (32%) had engaged in sustainability research/scholarship. As of the fall of 2015 UI employed a total of 705 employees with faculty status: 553 instructional, 56 research, and 96 public services. (https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/InstitutionProfile.aspx?unitId=acafadadb3b0). Assuming that 32% of the remaining instructional and research faculty not accounted for in the April/May survey engaged in sustainability research/scholarship this would be an additional 95 faculty; for an estimated 196 total faculty engaged in sustainability research/scholarship. The spreadsheet with the survey results has been uploaded.


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