Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Kelsey Smith
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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University of the Pacific
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Christine Fluter-Brown
Associate Director of Research and Compliance
Research and Graduate 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 University supports research on topics and issues relevant to society. Sustainability is among these topics. Internal grant mechanisms to support faculty/student research include: Scholastic/Artistic Activities Grants and Eberhardt Research Fellowships administered by the Faculty Research Committee; SEED grants administered by the Office of Research and graduate Studies; Pacific Fund Grants administered by each academic unit, and Sustainability Project Investment Fund grants administered by the Sustainability Committee. Additionally, students are eligible to compete for Undergraduate Research Fellowships that support research projects conducted during the summer.


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:

The University supports research on topics and issues relevant to society. Sustainability is among these topics. Internal grant mechanisms to support faculty/student research include: Scholastic/Artistic Activities Grants and Eberhardt Research Fellowships administered by the Faculty Research Committee; SEED grants administered by the Office of Research and graduate Studies; Pacific Fund Grants administered by each academic unit, and Sustainability Project Investment Fund grants administered by the Sustainability Committee.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
Yes

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:

All research is given favorable consideration in promotion and tenure decisions. Given the relatively small size of Pacific, many of the scholarly and artistic activities recognized in P&T decisions is in fact multi-disciplinary and take advantage of resources and expertise across the university. One of the many advantages of the small environment and the faculty collegiality is the ease with which these multidisciplinary partnerships can form.

Policies in the Faculty Handbook:
7.5.4.a Evaluation Criteria Defined


The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

The library creates specialized research guides and material selection support for sustainability related topics. One material guide developed this year focused on the environmental and social aspects of Fair Trade.


The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:

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