Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Western Michigan University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Daniel Litynski
Vice President of Research
Research
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
139

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
712

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
32

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
57

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

Chairs or directors of each campus unit were queried as to whether each of their faculty and staff were 1) engaged in research and 2) were engaged in sustainability research. Copies of the definition of sustainability research from the STARS 2.0 Technical Manual and a copy of the definition of sustainability research developed by the President's University-wide Sustainability Committee were provided for use in determining research that is considered sustainability research. For departments that did not respond to the survey, it was assumed that all faculty were engaged in research and no faculty were engaged in sustainability research.


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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