Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.00
Liaison Jonna Korpi
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Minnesota, Duluth
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Mindy Granley
Sustainability Director
UMD Office of Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
415

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
119

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
28.67

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
31

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
27

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
87.10

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:

Please see attached inventory for full list.

Total Faculty: 415
Faculty in Sustainability Research: 119

Total Departments: 31
Departments in Sustainability Research: 27


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

There were many sources of data reviewed for this inventory, including:
Works query for past 3 years used to ID faculty doing sustainability research.
Julie Etterson - IonE Faculty Lead, IonE grants to UMD on sustainability
Ashyln Teather- grad student, investigated Natural Resources Research Institute and Sea Grant research staff and projects
Erik Brown - AVC of Research
Mindy Granley - Sustainability Director (assembled data and response)


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Of the $85 million in research dollars that UMD averages, this year $25 million in projects ($14 million on campus and $9.5 million at the Natural Resources Research Institute) yhsy that directly related to and address sustainability issues. In addition, research projects from within a broad array of disciplines within our 5 colleges (Science, Engineering, Business and Economics, Arts, Education and Human Services, and Liberal Arts) help further knowledge of environmental, economic, or social systems.

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