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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 56.68
Liaison Jeanne Gulnick
Submission Date July 18, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Saint Joseph's College - ME
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Jeanne Gulnick
Assistant Professor/Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Natural Sciences
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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? :
Yes

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

Students enrolled in the Sustainability Minor are required to complete the Natural Sciences internship. Frequently, students taking this internship will be involved in sustainability research. Students may use the Connections program to fund their research, which provides up to $2000 in support.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

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

Development of a Civic Sustainability Center
Through the deliberate infusion of Sustainability Education and in recognition of the College's Strategic Planning goal to develop a Center for Natural and Human Environments, the campus will develop a Civic Sustainability Lab to promote, enhance, and reward:

a. community-based learning and research
b. participatory group learning/transformative learning
c. critical thinking and reflective learning
d. student-centered learning/problem-based learning
e. experiential learning


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:

Development of a Civic Sustainability Center
Through the deliberate infusion of Sustainability Education and in recognition of the College's Strategic Planning goal to develop a Center for Natural and Human Environments, the campus will develop a Civic Sustainability Lab to promote, enhance, and reward:

a. community-based learning and research
b. participatory group learning/transformative learning
c. critical thinking and reflective learning
d. student-centered learning/problem-based learning
e. experiential learning


Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.