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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 50.89
Liaison Nicholas Kordesch
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

San Francisco State University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.86 / 12.00 Nick Kordesch
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
767

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
73

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
9.52

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
159

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
21

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
13.21

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 Excel spreadsheet


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

Data compliled by conducting SF State website searches for sustainability research.

Data on grant-funded research supplied by Michael Scott of SF State Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: https://research.sfsu.edu/fac_res_interests

Determined total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research by using a headcount of tenure track faculty.

Determined number of departments using SF State website: http://www.sfsu.edu/deptpage/acaddept.htm


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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