Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.41
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2019
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University of Kentucky
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Shane Tedder
Sustainability Coordinator
Office oF Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
5,736

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
3,088

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
53.84

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
347

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
287

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
82.71

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):

The University of Kentucky Office of Research supplied data about the number of total employees, paid in full or in part, on a grant through the university between 2016 and 2018. Categories of temporary employees, retirees, graduate assistants, students, visiting scholars and fellows were filtered out and the result included 5736 unique names. This figure was used to report total UK faculty and staff engaged in research.
To determine the proportion of those faculty that were doing work that contributed to sustainability a list of search terms was created based on earth charter, UN sustainable development goals and knowledge of the types of projects specific to Kentucky and Appalachia that pertain to the ecological, economic and social objectives of sustainability.

The complete list of search terms, including any notes about additional filters which were applied to refine those primary topical results are provided as "Additional documentation to support the submission" (see below).

Research Centers and Institutes at UK that align with sustainability goals (as described by Earthcharter.org) are summarized in the attachment included as Supporting information in AC 10.


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

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