Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.90
Liaison Hannes Gerhardt
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of West Georgia
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Hannes Gerhardt
Sustainability Director
Department of Geosciences
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Yes, the Center of Sustainability reaches out to the various colleges to support and encourage student sustainability research. The Center also offers two sustainability research awards per year to students who have completed and presented sustainability related research.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The University offers research seed grants ($5000). One category of research that is explicitly mentioned for which funds are available is sustainability. In the words of the call for applications:

"3. Sustainability Research Grants: UWG has prioritized the development of sustainability on campus. These grants support research that is linked to sustainability in any discipline."


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Several library databases provide resources that support research efforts in sustainability. Several library guides provide information about resources that support research in sustainability. Staff at the library are trained to guide students to these resources.

GALILEO: All Databases available to UWG
http://www.galileo.usg.edu/scholar/westga/databases/all/

Libguide: GeoSciences Resources/Databases
http://libguides.westga.edu/content.php?pid=295276&sid=2424154

Libguide: Debate: Domestic Energy Production
http://libguides.westga.edu/content.php?pid=347163&sid=2840068

Libguide: Biology/Botany
http://libguides.westga.edu/content.php?pid=147631&sid=1850135

Libguide: Biology/Environmental Studies
http://libguides.westga.edu/content.php?pid=147631&sid=1866460

Libguide: Business Resources/Websites
http://libguides.westga.edu/content.php?pid=338816&sid=2770702


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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