|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 6, 2013|
University of Louisville
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification
|3.00 / 3.00||
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:
A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:
Sustainability research addresses one or more aspects of sustainability. Sustainability is the quality of a system such that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability requires the reconciliation of environmental, social, and economic concerns.
Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:
Chad Frederick, a PhD student in Urban & Public Affairs with an interest in pedagogical approaches to sustainability, developed and implemented the methodology to conduct our most recent inventory of sustainability-related research at UofL, covering the years 2009-2011. We developed the list by searching our databases of research grants and publications for a variety of keywords (listed below), and then paring down the results to only those fitting our definition of sustainability research. We do not have an efficient system for tracking unpublished and non-grant-supported research, but we know many faculty are engaged in such research related to sustainability and we value their many contributions.
Keyword Search Terms Employed:
architecture - environmental aspects
laws and regulations
sense of place
triple bottom line
Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:
The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):
Unfortunately, our inventory is not a complete accounting of all sustainability-related research at UofL. Rather, it represents our best available data, from an inventory of research grants and publications over the years 2009-2011. We do not have an efficient system for tracking unpublished and non-grant-supported research, but we know many faculty are engaged in such research related to sustainability and we value their many contributions.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.