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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 51.16
Liaison Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

California State University, San Marcos
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Sustainability Manager
Safety, Risk and Sustainability
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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? :
No

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

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

We do have a written policy that states research may be interdisciplinary. This is part of our University Retention, Tenure and Promotion Policy.

http://www.csusm.edu/policies/active/pdf/RTPforUniversity08.2015.pdf


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:

Library support for sustainability research and learning includes: research guides, materials selection, policies and practices, curriculum development efforts, sustainability literacy promotion, and e-learning objects focused on sustainability.
We have an environmental studies research guide available on our website: https://biblio.csusm.edu/guides/environmental-studies. This page links to relevant databases and materials on the subject.

Also, a the following resource was created for open access, which we believe is part of sustainability: CALM guide for open education resources related to the subject: https://microsites.csusm.edu/calm/social-sciences/environmental-studies/


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