Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.15
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western Kentucky University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.94 / 12.00 Christian Ryan
Sustainability Coordinator
WKU
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
745

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
51

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
6.85

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
45

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
18

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
40

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes 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 (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

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.


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