Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.52
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Aug. 10, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Lowell
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Mark Hines
Acting Dean of the College of Sciences
College of Sciences
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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:

UMass Lowell's Climate Change Initiative (CCI) provides education and mentorship to students conducting research in climate change and sustainability. In addition, the CCI recently provided a system-wide workshop for faculty and students that focused on collaborative efforts around sustainability research.


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 CCI advocates and serves as a resource for faculty conducting research in climate change and sustainability topics. For example, the CCI recently provided a system-wide workshop for faculty and students that focused on collaborative efforts around sustainability research.


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?:
No

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

NA


Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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