Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.22
Liaison Jay Price
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.58 / 12.00 Daniel Covington
Data Analyst and Office Administrator
Facilities Services
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
1,484

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
385

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
25.94

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
67

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
30

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
44.78

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:
Research Informatics wrote an R script that searches for a set of keywords used in sponsored projects titles and abstracts recorded in Cayuse as well as publication titles and abstracts recorded in Elements faculty reporting system. We also have a set of keywords for sustainability topic. So the attached file has a list of UTK&UTSI researchers who used any of these keywords in the research proposals/projects or publications. This list is comprehensive meaning that it provides the total count of keywords at any point – this should help you to assess person’s engagement in sustainability research. The list is sorted by the total number of keywords used, so you can use that count to help you decide whether or not you can say that a certain employee is engaged in sustainability research. The keywords they used are also included for your review. There is also a tab that lists all the sustainability keywords that I searched for.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
https://trace.tennessee.edu/do/search/?q=sustainability&start=0&context=1340458&facet=

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