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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
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Colorado State University
ER-19: Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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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:

Excerpts from the Promotion and Tenure guidelines at CSU;

"Here at CSU we have a well-deserved reputation for interdisciplinary activity. We value that, and at promotion and tenure time we are in a position to reward it. We appreciate alternative CVs. We would never devalue a strong grounding in one’s discipline and the building of a disciplinary reputation with quality and impact. We take interdisciplinary work into account in a positive way."

Specific criteria for promotion includes:
"An expectation of some qualitative difference in the scope and level of contributions for the promotion to full professor. For example,...leading interdisciplinary teams on more complex projects; collaborations with an expanding circle of colleagues, both in and out of CSU."


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

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