Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.16
Liaison Dr. Jill Wicknick
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Montevallo
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Susan Caplow
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Behavioral and Social Sciences
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:
We partnered with the Undergraduate Research to offer an additional $250 stipend to students who include sustainability themes in their Undergraduate Research. In 2020, the student was unable to complete their project because of COVID, and in 2021, no students applied for the funding. We plan to continue to offer this incentive in the hopes it becomes more competitive.

Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:
The Green Fund awards money to faculty who conduct research that supports sustainability education on campus - this education can include undergraduate research. We have awarded faculty money for research equipment, and most recently, money for a system to recycle plastic and use it in our 3D printer - this is being used by art and theater faculty for their creative pursuits.

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?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:
The Environmental Studies program has a library budget every year and stocks the library with sustainability-themed literature. We also order titles upon request for faculty interested in sustainability research or teaching.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:

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