Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.32
Liaison Andy Mitchell
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois Chicago
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.17 / 12.00 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees that conduct research:

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:

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

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

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

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

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:
https://iesp.uic.edu/research-publications/research-projects-2/ https://iesp.uic.edu/research-publications/faculty-publications/

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:
To identify the total number of employees doing research, the number of tenure-track, non-tenure, and tenured faculty was recorded. To identify the number of faculty members engaging in sustainability research, a key word search was done using data in My Activities (https://researchguides.uic.edu/MyActivities) which is a faculty activity reporting system being used by all colleges at UIC. It can be used to collect and analyze research output, and can serve as the single ‘research profile’ that you need to keep track of professional activities and publications. My Activities is powered by a system called Symplectic Elements. The key word search included terms such as ‘sustainable’, ‘sustainability’, ‘poverty’, ‘food’, ‘income distribution’, etc. – a full list of the key words used is provided below. After generating this report, the list was further reviewed and culled by hand based on whether a particular research project fit the description of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals (https://www.aashe.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/un_sdgs_and_targets.pdf). sustainable sustainability sustaining poverty income distribution wealth distribution socio economic agriculture food nutrition well being inclusive equitable equality sanitization water gender economic growth labor inequality resilience resiliant rural production waste ecology climate greenhouse environment global warming weather pollution pollutant biodiversity ecology land use justice peace rights

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Office of Research Services

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