Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.23
Liaison Kerry Case
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Westminster College - Utah
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Kerry Case
Environmental Director
Environmental Center
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Undergraduate research funding is available through the Gore Summer Research Fund, and several of the funded projects have a sustainability focus. Additional funding is available through the Great Salt Lake Institute and sometimes through Environmental Studies.

There are opportunities for students to get their work published through the College's research journal the Myriad, the Undergraduate Research Fair, and the Global Crises Global Change Conference.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
No

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Giovale library provides support for student sustainability research with assistance from research librarians, and focused books and periodical displays on the topic.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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