Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.07
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date March 21, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Montana
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Cherie Peacock
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:

General definition of sustainability:
Sustainability is the process of addressing ecological integrity, social justice, and/or the interconnections of ecological integrity and social justice with economic prosperity. Sustainability seeks to build economic prosperity without compromising social well-being and ecological health.

Sustainability in Research
Sustainability research focuses on a key principle of sustainability (such as social equity or environmental stewardship); addresses a sustainability challenge (such as climate change or poverty); or furthers our understanding of the interconnectedness of societal and environmental challenges. Sustainability research leads toward solutions that support economic prosperity without compromising social well-being and ecological health


Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

A survey was sent to all faculty conducting research requesting they self-identify their reaserch topic and department. Literature review was also conducted to identify University faculty and their research areas. Follow-up interviews were also conducted with faculty known to be doing sustainability research.


Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:
Yes

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):

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