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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 57.03
Liaison Heather Lynch
Submission Date Oct. 4, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Saint Michael's College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.84 / 12.00
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
81

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
12

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
14.81

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
22

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
8

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
36.36

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

Environmental Studies: Laura Stroup

Economics & Geography: Richard Kujawa

Political Science: Michael Bosia

Biology: Mark Lubkowitz

Sustainability/Permaculture Site (connected to Environmental Studies): Kristyn Achilich, Heather Lynch

English: Nat Lewis, Joan Wry

Chemistry/Environmental Science: David Heroux

Fine Arts: Brian Collier

Media Studies, Journalism, and Digital Arts: Jon Hyde, Kimberly Sultze


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

Reviewed faculty list to identify obvious faculty; then reviewed most recent annual Scholarship and Creative Work report which lists faculty scholarship, research and creative work achievements.


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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