Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.14
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western Michigan University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.07 / 12.00 Sarah Pratt
Senior Research Program Officer
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
789

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
190

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
24.08

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
71

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

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
63.38

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:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

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 2.1 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.


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