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-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Michel Boudrias
Associate Professor
Marine and Environmental Studies
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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:

The Office of Sustainability helps to foster research in sustainability by offering Sustainable Environmental Education Development (SEED) Grants to encourage innovation. This program provides funding that allows students to partner with a faculty mentor to pursue research that can help find solutions to today’s problems.


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:

Full-time, tenure track professors are eligible to apply for Faculty Research Grants of up to $6,900 as well as a summer stipend and units of reassigned time. Proposals are considered under the following criteria: academic significance, record of research achievement, organization of the overall project, and clarity of the proposal. Decisions are made by an interdisciplinary committee comprised of faculty across campus. SEED Grants are also available for faculty research and are selected by a committee of a student, faculty, and staff associated with the Office of Sustainability.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:

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