Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.83
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Jan. 9, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Western Kentucky University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.43 / 12.00 Elizabeth McGrew
Graduate Research Assistant
Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
53

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
747

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
22

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
49

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

See attached file


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

Graduate research called Department Heads informing them of STARS and requesting assistance in gathering data from them as Department Heads and from their respective faculty. The graduate assistant drafted an email requesting information regarding sustainability courses and research to be sent out by each department head. This method was designed to increase the amount of responses to requests for data. We also reached out to the Office of Institutional Research, and cross referenced our data results.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
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The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

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