Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date March 17, 2015
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

There is a strong effort on campus to encourage undergraduate research in all disciplines. Student research opportunities can be found in many departments, some may be funded, while others may be for course credit.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment issues a Request for Proposals each year. Two to three teams of researchers are selected for funding based on merit, potential for outside funding, and interdisciplinarity.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
Yes

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:

Communication #9 from the Office of the Provost covers policy and procedure for Promotion and Tenure on our campus. This section defining research follows:

The word “research” is interpreted throughout this document to include not only research and scholarship as narrowly understood, but to encompass creative artistry and research that is inter-disciplinary and/or translational. The terms “research,” “scholarship,” “scholarly achievement,” and “creative work” are used essentially interchangeably here to denote this broader range of activity


The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

Guide to environmental education resources and curricula for teachers and teachers in training.


The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:

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