Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.85
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 8, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Whitman College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
11.00 / 12.00 Brandon Bishop
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
227

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
41

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
18.06

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
24

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
15

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
62.50

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:

Research Inventory attached


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

The institution completed an inventory utilizing academic curriculum vitae. Research topics where assessed based upon their inclusion within the three pillars of sustainability. Environmental and scientific research that directly impacts the field of sustainability. Researchers were only counted for individual departments.


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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Research inventory was conducted through an analysis of each departments website. At least one professor listed within the inventory is retired. He still actively participates in the campus community and provides classroom and a research role.

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