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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 66.74
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Submission Date Jan. 26, 2017
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STARS v2.1

New Mexico State University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.60 / 12.00 joni newcomer
Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
267

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
108

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
40.45

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
50

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
35

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
70

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

See attached PDF titled "Sustainability research 2015-16 by Sudha Murthy 12.8.16"


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

The inventory was compiled by searching NMSU’s proprietary database of sponsored research using key words. The inventory contains a list of active programs with names of faculty and staff engaged in the research along with their department affiliations.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The NMSU database of sponsored research is accessible to only authorized NMSU personnel. However, the following link describes NMSU’s research, including research strengths, but is not meant to be a complete or comprehensive listing of research programs: https://nmsu.edu/research.html

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.