Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.76
Liaison Shahrzad Tehrani
Submission Date Jan. 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Washington, Bothell
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:
The UW Bothell Sustainability Office hosts class partnerships and Community-Based Learning and Research (CBLR) internships within a diverse selection of disciplines, including Nursing and Health Studies, Interactive Media Design, Education, and STEM. The Sustainability Office works to shift the paradigm that sustainability is inherently an environmental subject by involving a multi-disciplinary mix of students in sustainability research and projects.

Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:
The UW Bothell SRCP Seed Grant Program is intended to competitively support UW Bothell faculty in all disciplines who are starting new projects or relaunching current projects in new directions that have the potential to build the research capacity and extramural support for faculty across all Schools.

Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
The UW Bothell General Faculty Organization, Council of Academic Deans, Chancellor and Vice Chancellor all approved a “Statement on Inclusive Scholarship” to be used as a guide for promotion and tenure decisions. Here’s a link to the fact sheet. https://www.uwb.edu/getattachment/gfo/documents/Inclusive-Scholarship-FactSheet-(2).pdf?lang=en-US

All 5 UWB schools have their own specific P&T guidelines. However, with regard to P&T, we are all UW faculty and are all governed by the University of Washington Faculty Code, Chapter 24: https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html

Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:
The UW Bothell Sustainability Office has partnered with the Community Reads librarian team to provide sustainability-related content for quarterly Community Reads events. We constantly work to find ways to partner, including featuring CCUWBee Research on display boards, featuring librarians on the Common Caws for Sustainability Campus Podcast, etc. The campus library also has its own librarian focused on environmental and sustainability topics to support student research.
The CCUWBee Research Initiative works with an assigned librarian to develop a publicly-accessible archive that features the work of our researchers, making the data available nation-wide.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:

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