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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Arizona State University
ER-19: Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Betty Lombardo
Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution's treatment of interdisciplinary research meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description or a copy of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:

The General Preamble of the School of Sustainability Promotion and Tenure Policies includes the following:

"The faculty members of the School of Sustainability (SOS) are trained in, work across, and contribute to a broad range of academic disciplines with different scholarly norms that recognize different standards of distinction."

Article 7.2 of the School of Sustainability Promotion and Tenure Policies lists that one must "Maintain a visible identity within the interdisciplinary context in which you work."

Academic Affairs policy ACD 506–06: Evaluation for Tenure and Promotion, Responsibilities of the Academic Units and Colleges section includes the following:

"The unit’s written criteria concerning evaluation for tenure and promotion must address evaluation issues pertaining to faculty who participate as affiliated faculty or as “core faculty” in another program, such as a department, center, institute, or interdisciplinary program. The purpose of the policy is to explain how the work in these units is taken into account in the tenure and promotion process. Normally, faculty should:

1. have the option of including their “outside” contributions within their official “distribution of effort” in their home unit
2. be allowed to include on their list of external reviewers persons who are qualified to provide meaningful input on the particular work done outside of their home unit
and
3. are allowed to request that the chair consult with the center or institute director in selecting external reviewers, although the final decision on such reviewers is determined by the unit’s policy.

Academic units housing faculty who engage in interdisciplinary scholarship need criteria with which interdisciplinary scholarship is evaluated and weighted."

Reference Global Institute of Sustainability Research Project Directors portion of the following URL.


The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:

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