Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.29
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.12 / 12.00 Darci Connor Maresca
Project Manager, Sustainability Programming
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
488

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
97

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
19.88

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
50

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
32

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
64

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:
Basing our work on the methodology developed by Colorado State University, we created a list of sustainability terms that were used as search criteria to identify sustainability-related research for all awarded grants in 2021-2022. We then reviewed the list for consistency. All of the information for this credit was derived from this vetted search.
Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research was determined by those identified as having received grants for research that had been deemed to be sustainability-related.
The number of academic departments listed in AC 9 differs from that number in PRE 5 because we have excluded academic departments that do not conduct research. Also, for the department count, we removed all research centers, institutes, or administrative offices with an award.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Data was provided by the Office of Research Development and gathered from units that award sustainability grants.

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