|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 24, 2016|
Warren Wilson College
AC-10: Support for Research
|3.00 / 4.00||
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:
Natural Science Undergraduate Research Sequence: The undergraduate research project is a major part of a science student's career at Warren Wilson College. All students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, and Mathematics undertake a major research project their junior/senior year. Mentorship is provided.
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:
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?:
A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
The College's current draft (to be published in the upcoming months, names Strategic Plan priority #1 "Academic Excellence" and includes the following strategy: "Strategy 1.1c Increase and provide the foundation of support for interdisciplinarity and collaboration."
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?:
A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:
The library supports sustainability research and learning by providing access to information resources in all formats. Resources supporting environmental and social justice topics comprise two areas in which our collections are especially strong because these fields of inquiry are also emphases of our overall curriculum. Our discovery tool "Owl Search" facilitates the finding of resources since it allows patrons to search across our entire collection (books, journals, videos, documents, etc.) What we do not have in house or electronically we can provide via interlibrary loan services from across the country and beyond. The tool Journalfinder identifies 26 full text journal titles in our collection that contain the word Sustainability and 577 full text titles containing the word Environment or Environmental. Research workshops and individual research support sessions support students working on all aspects of sustainability studies.
The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available: