Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Stout
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Tim Cline
Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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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 biology courses, Environmental Science 425 and Biology 111 provide mentorships for students to engage in sustainability research. Environmental Science 425 involves working with a community partner or stakeholder on a sustainability issue and Biology 111 involves a simple research project in sustainability.

The Chemistry Department participates in an Environmental Chemistry Update to increase students expertise in staying up-to-date with sustainable Chemistry material.

Many Human Service, Psychology, Counseling, and Education Departments and Programs regularly research sustainability related topics in order to meet mandated research requirements for the specific field.

The Human Development and Family Studies Department offers Family Research Methods which requires students to choose a sustainability topic on either social, environmental or economic sustainability.

The Construction Department is required through an internal Advisory Board Fund Committee, as well as being established as department bylaws.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

Sustainability is represented through 1 of 5 UW-Stout's Values: The pursuit of innovation, technology and sustainability with a constant eye to the future.

Many departments provide support for faculty research in sustainability, but no departments specifically encourage research on sustainability topics.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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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?:
No

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

UW-Stout strongly encourages collaborative research. However, there is no university policy recognizing interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research for faculty applying for tenure and promotion. Each department has created their own definition of research which is included in the promotion application.


The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:
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The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:
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Information about incentives for student research in sustainability from academic department chairs and faculty members in each department

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