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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.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.07
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Black Hills State University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.00 / 12.00 Dan Asunskis
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
30

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
15

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
50

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
6

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
3

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
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:
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The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

1. Katrina Jensen School of Natural Sciences
2. Brian Smith School of Natural Sciences
3. Dan Durben School of Natural Sciences
4. John Dixson School of Natural Sciences
5. David Bergmann School of Natural Sciences
6. Sandra Marker School of Behavioral Sciences
7. Ben Sayler School of Education
8. Liz Fayer School of Education
9. Laura Colmenero-Chilberg School of Behavioral Sciences
10. Andy Johnson School of Natural Sciences
11. Justin Ramsey School of Natural Sciences
12. Amy Asunskis School of Natural Sciences
13. Cynthia Anderson School of Natural Sciences
14. Micheal Zehfus School of Natural Sciences
15. Daniel Asunskis School of Natural Sciences


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

This information was gathered through the polling of the faculty in early spring 2017. Faculty were asked about current research and if sustainability played a roll in their work.


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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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.