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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 66.20
Liaison Meghan Chapple
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
ER-19: Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lisa Benton-Short
Director of the Sustainability Academic Program
Department of Geography
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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 GW Strategic Plan, released in 2013, embraces innovation through cross-disciplinary collaboration. As a major theme of the strategic plan, cross-disciplinary research and teaching is strongly supported. The Sustainability Institute is one of the first institutes established to be cross-disciplinary and pan-university. The strategic plan states: "The university's commitment to cross-disciplinarity recognizes the importance of rigorous grounding in specific disciplines and the value of a broad liberal arts undergraduate education. Cross-disciplinarity builds on this foundation to foster new and exciting intellectual endeavors." In addition to the strategic plan, the GW Executive Director of Sustainability reports directly to the Provost, where she is well positioned to advocate for tenure for scholars pursuing interdisciplinary sustainability research.


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

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