Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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University of San Diego
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Michel Boudrias
Associate Professor
Marine and Environmental Studies
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:
Yes

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

Sustainability Research Definition
Sustainability research, scholarship and creative work activities can be defined as any project that incorporates either environmental, economic or social aspects of sustainability. Research can vary from specific projects on sustainability (supply chain, green building, energy policy, climate change, applied materials chemistry, environmental ethics, corporate social responsibility) to scholarship that is more peripherally connected to sustainability per se (long term ecological studies, using recycled material in art projects, studying attitudes about environmental issues, leadership projects). Research projects with a sustainability focus may be student- centered and not lead to publication but must connect to sustainability efforts on campus.


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

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

Faculty are encouraged to carry out sustainability focused or related research. A committee comprised of faculty and staff identified which research was sustainability oriented by comparing its fit to the established definition of 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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