Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.45
Liaison Kristina Hughes
Submission Date May 10, 2014
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University of Nebraska at Omaha
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Patrick Wheeler
Environmental Advocate/Sustainability Champion
EHS
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

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

UNO established the Center for Urban Sustainability in October 2012. One focus of the Center to is to support and foster student and faculty research on urban sustainability. Funding is available to support this research in the form of buying faculty time from teaching and supporting student research assistants.

http://www.unomaha.edu/news/releases/2012/10/29_sustain.php


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

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

UNO established the Center for Urban Sustainability in October 2012. One focus of the Center to is to support and foster student and faculty research on urban sustainability. Funding is available to support this research in the form of buying faculty time from teaching and supporting student research assistants.

http://www.unomaha.edu/news/releases/2012/10/29_sustain.php


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?:
No

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
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The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

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

The UNO Criss Library has hundreds of books, media, and other resources in its collection focused on sustainability to support student, faculty, and staff sustainability research.


The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:
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UNO established the Center for Urban Sustainability in October 2012

VISION
The Center's vision is to be a leader in addressing complex real-world urban issues of sustainability through education, research, and our community.
MISSION
The mission of the Center is to advance urban sustainability education, research, and partnerships across the community, the region and planet.
GOALS
- Establish and foster strong collaborations
- Partner academy, industry, and community
- Connect research engaging the real world as a living laboratory
- Engage in fundamental and applied urban sustainability research
- Support existing and ongoing work relating to urban sustainability
- Catalyze new projects and research
- Grow areas of strength and focus across the NU system
- Celebrate UNO and Omaha as a place for innovative urban sustainability research and education degree options
- Attract talented, renowned faculty through strategic hiring and research
- Appeal to companies interested in hiring University of Nebraska graduates
- Draw college-bound and non-traditional students interested in the 'green' economy to UNO

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