Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.54
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Austin
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.22 / 12.00 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
1,130

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
194

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
17.17

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
154

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
62

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
40.26

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:

The UT Austin Office of Sponsored Projects provides a spreadsheet of active research projects which provides the total number of staff who engage in research and their affiliated research units (a researcher may be associated to multiple units). The list of projects is matched to the previous STARS 2018 AC9 submittal for ongoing projects (which also identifies new projects since 2018) and also filtered by key word and phrase criteria (same criteria as used for AC1). This provides a rough sort for possibly sustainability related projects. Office of Sustainability staff then reviewed those projects returning any criteria hit to determine if the project is clearly sustainability related or possibly related. Only clearly related projects are used in STARS calculation.


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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