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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.

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Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

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Complete Expired Roy Buck
Graduate Assistant
Sustainability
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:

Research refers to any systematic gathering and analysis of information designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge, and therefore sustainability research refers to any such activity oriented toward developing or contributing to knowledge that enhances social wellbeing and/or economic prosperity and/or ecological health. Sustainability research ideally constitutes interdisciplinary work which demonstrates the interconnectedness of sustainability issues, but we also recognize work that is discipline-specific in its efforts to increase knowledge and develop solutions to sustainability challenges.


Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

We surveyed the different college deans and researchers known to be active within the realm of sustainability, and we also searched externally-funded grant data through the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration.


Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:
Yes

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):

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.