Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Rochester
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 4.00 Karen Berger
Ph.D.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The Summer Sustainability Community-Engaged Research Program was first offered in Spring 2018, following previous years’ variable internships. Four undergraduate students conducted research under the supervision of one faculty member around the theme of climate change and public health. The students presented their results to the City of Rochester at the end of the summer. This program is supported financially by the Dean of the College. Each year, a faculty member may apply to supervise a cohort of students in related research.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
No

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The University Libraries have subject-specific librarians who are constantly updating subscriptions to relevant databases and online services. A recent example was their new subscription to Greenwire, a service of E&E Publishing.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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