Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.89
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Micah Kenfield
Sustainability Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment hosts dedicated resource centers for scholars in sustainable energy and sustainable water fields. Part of this resource hub includes research assistantship opportunities for students looking to research sustainability in either of these two overarching topic areas.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

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.


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

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


Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

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


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