Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.52
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Aug. 10, 2016
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University of Massachusetts Lowell
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.43 / 12.00 Carl Shreder
Senior Safety Specialist
Environmental Health and Safety
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
265

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
72

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
27.17

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
47

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
26

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
55.32

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:

The attached inventory includes all faculty and staff that have had funded research in the past 3 years.

Please note, UMass Lowell is a public, research institution, therefore, we have departments comprised of only researchers called research centers. They are included in this inventory. For more and current information on research at UMass Lowell please see https://www.uml.edu/Research/


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

UMass Lowell reviewed descriptions of all funded research projects conducted in the past three years at the university. Research was considered "sustainability research" if it addressed the same sustainability criteria utilized for the sustainability course inventory.

Office of Sustainability staff reviewed all funded research over the past three years with the Special Projects Coordinator in the Provost's Office. Once a course was identified, the faculty member's profile was reviewed and a more complete description of the research analyzed.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Sustainability research is research that leads toward solutions that simultaneously support social wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health. It includes research and scholarship that:

Explicitly addresses sustainability and/or furthers our understanding of the interconnectedness of social, economic and environmental issues;

Contributes directly toward solving one or more major sustainability challenge (e.g. contributes toward achieving principles outlined in the Earth Charter); and/or

Engages community members with the aim of combining knowledge and action to achieve positive social, economic and environmental outcomes (e.g. participatory and community-based research and engaged scholarship









































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