Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.64
Liaison William Cocke
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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University of North Texas
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Todd Spinks
Director
UNT Sustainability
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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:

UNT has developed a comprehensive Strategic Plan for Research that outlines specific goals for UNT to achieve National Research University Status. Within this report, sustainability research is emphasized as a top-priority. The university seeks to attract students interested in sustainability research and supports students pursuing sustainability research. This is evident in the numerous trans-disciplinary research clusters that focus on a variety of sustainability topics. Additionally, sustainability has been identified as one of the four key themes of the university. As such, sustainability is promoted in all aspects of campus activities, including student research.


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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:

UNT has developed a comprehensive Strategic Plan for Research that outlines specific goals for UNT to achieve National Research University Status. Within this report, sustainability research is emphasized as a top-priority. The university seeks to attract faculty interested in sustainability research and supports faculty members pursuing sustainability research. This is evident in the numerous trans-disciplinary research clusters that focus on a variety of sustainability topics. Additionally, sustainability has been identified as one of the four key themes of the university. As such, sustainability is promoted in all aspects of campus activities, including student research.


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?:
Yes

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

UNT plans to significantly increase research space to accommodate the projected growth in research activities through a combination of reallocation of space, renovation of vacated space and new construction. The Office of Research and Economic development has a two-fold vision for advancing research at UNT. The first initiative includes research clusters, collaborative, cross-disciplinary teams engaged in seminal research and exchange, and the second being the Strategic Plan for Research, UNT's ten year plan towards becoming a national research university.


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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:
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The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:
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