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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 Gold
Overall Score 73.41
Liaison Fletcher Alexander
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Chico
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 James Pushnik
Director and Rawlins Professor of Environmental Literacy
Institute for Sustainable Development
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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:

The Associated Students Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee administers a student approved sustainability fee, which generates approximately $80,000 per year that is awarded to student sustainability projects.

Approved research projects this year included "This Way to Sustainability Conference XIII, BMU Recycling Bin Standardization Project, Enhancing the Ecological and Agricultural Value of Bats Project and Farm to Pantry – Supporting Student Success through Local, Sustainable Agriculture Project" and numerous others over the past years.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

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

Faculty tenure and promotion procedures consider contributions to the University's Starategic Priorities, including Priority #6: "Believing that each generation owes something to those which follow, we will create environmentally literate citizens, who embrace sustainability as a way of living. We will be wise stewards of scarce resources and, in seeking to develop the whole person, be aware that our individual and collective actions have economic, social, and environmental consequences locally, regionally, and globally."


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:

N/A


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:

Welcome to the Chico State Makerspace!

About: Our Makerspace is a place where you can experiment, create, explore, and colloborate!

We offer a variety of tools and equipment, along with a team of student advisors dedicated to helping students and staff with designing and making their own creative projects.

Location: The Makerspace is located on the second floor of the Meriam Library, to the right of the Copy Center.

List of Equipment:
2 - Ultimaker 3 3D printers
1 - Einscan-S 3D Scanner
1 - Epson Perfection V800 Photo Flatbed Scanner
1 - Juki Industrial Sewing Machine
1 - Roland Camm Vinyl Cutter
1 - Wacom Cintiq 13HD Creative Pen Display

List of Available Software:
CAD:
SolidWorks 2017
Sketch UP
Slicing Software:
Cura
Vinyl Cutting:
Roland Cut Studio


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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.