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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 Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Nan Jenks-Jay
Dean of Environmental Affairs
Environmental Affairs
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

Middlebury offers several incentives for sustainability research. Each year, the Fellowships in Environmental Journalism support one Middlebury College senior as well as other young journalists (both Middlebury and non-Middlebury graduates) as they work on a reporting project about humans' relationship with the environment. Middlebury College is also one of the schools who can submit nominees for the Compton Mentor Fellowship (http://www.comptonmentorfellowship.org/). Additionally, Environmental Council Grants often fund student research positions related to sustainability. Environmental Affairs also funds collaborative student and faculty research in sustainability, primarily through the Gretchen Reilly '60 Environmental Fund.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

While the Environmental Council Grants do not directly fund faculty research, they fund student research positions, enabling faculty to have help with their sustainability-related research projects. Environmental Affairs also funds collaborative student and faculty research in sustainability, primarily through the Gretchen Reilly '60 Environmental Fund.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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