Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.15
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of the Pacific
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.29 / 12.00 Jessica Bilecki
Sustainability Director
Sustainability
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
389

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
26

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
6.68

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
84

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
17

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
20.24

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

See list attached.


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

It was assumed that all departments conduct research and 90% all full-time faculty conduct research.

To identify sustainability researchers emails were sent to department heads and previous sustainability researchers. Second, a presentation was given to Academic Council and and a survey was created to more easily capture data on sustainability related courses, research and projects. The Provost also sent out the survey link encouraging faculty to respond.

The survey and emails all included definitions of sustainability research. Responses and relevant hyperlinks were added to the attached file.

Additionally keyword searches for sustainability, climate change, food waste, environmental, recycling and sustainable development were conducted in the Digital Commons Library.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Total doing research is FT faculty from 2019 Fast Facts.
Assumes all departments conduct research.

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