Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison R. Johnston
Submission Date March 10, 2014
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University of Missouri, Kansas City
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 R. Kaye Johnston
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

The Center for Applied Environmental Research offers the following programs and services:
Interdisciplinary Environmental Research
Environmental Education
- Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
- Environmental Justice Issues
- Pollution Prevention
- Environmental Chemistry
- Evening and Weekend Adult Education
- Community Environmental Awareness and Outreach
- Climate Change Impacts and Mitigation
- Environmental Health and Medical Geology
Site Selection and Evaluation
Testing for lead and radon in Residential Structures
Environmental Hot Line
Internships for College Students
International Environmental Consulting
Collaboration With Other Environmental Organizations
Environmental Conferences and Symposiums
Water Quality Analyses
Air Quality Assessment and Analysis

The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
+ Date Revised: May 27, 2014

Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

The mission of the L.P. Cookingham Institute is to improve understanding of the sustainability of urban regions through research, educational programming, and community engagement. The Cookingham Institute also seeks to engage the UMKC community on issues related to urban and regional sustainability and to promote interdisciplinary research on urban topics. The Cookingham Institute is the means by which the Bloch School of Management supports research and teaching directed at improving our understanding of the factors affecting the fiscal and social sustainability of urban regions. The Greater Kansas City region provides an important context for our work, but the Institute is focused on producing knowledge relevant to urban regions across the country. In keeping with the Bloch School's commitment to research and education on entrepreneurship and innovation, a special focus of the Institute is on understanding innovation in the public sector.

The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
+ Date Revised: July 7, 2014

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:

At UMKC we understand that each person’s academic, professional and career goals are unique. Our Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program enables students to work across multiple disciplines and develop an academic focus that is just as individual as they are. From the moment you enroll in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, you begin to write your own personal story of the future.

The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

Welcome to UMKC University Libraries, where great minds meet. You will find great ideas and thinkers in our rich collections, expert librarians to assist you in your research, inviting spaces in which to collaborate with others, and inspiring programs and exhibits that peak your intellectual curiosity. We are an essential partner in intellectual discovery, knowledge creation, and empowerment while serving as the hub of learning activities for students, researchers, and UMKC's urban neighbors.

Not only the home of books and print materials, the Libraries also provide access to a wide range of audio-visual media, over 330,000 sound recordings, and rare and unique collections of books, photographs, manuscripts, and maps. The University Libraries also link users to a world of scholarly information available through licensed online databases and journals and a vast network of reciprocal borrowing agreements with libraries around the world. Additionally, the Libraries’ Web-based resources allow researchers to bring the library with them: to the comfortable seating and inviting study spaces found throughout the library buildings, or even their own office, apartment, or dorm room. Just as importantly, the Libraries’ expert librarians and professional staff provide unparalleled research assistance and library services in person, over the phone, or via the Internet.

The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:

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