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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 57.22
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Southern Oregon University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.47 / 12.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
176

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
21

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
11.93

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
33

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
7

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
21.21

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:

Attachment of faculty research inventory included.


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 of faculty engaged in sustainability research was compiled using information from the previous inventory coupled with responses from a faculty survey distributed using the qualitative snowball approach. Faculty identified in previous inventories that are no longer engaged in sustainability research were removed from this list. We reached out to faculty from all departments.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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.