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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 Bronze
Overall Score 34.87
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Tennessee Technological University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.03 / 12.00 DeLayne Miller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities:Office of Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
193

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
14

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
7.25

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
23

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
9

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
39.13

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:

Douglas Airhart, College of Agriculture
Bruce Greene, College of Agriculture
Hayden Mattingly, Department of Biology
D.M. Walker, Department of Biology
Michael Birdwell, Department of History
Brian George Nagy, Department of Decision Sciences and Management
Tor Guimaraes, Department of Economics, Finance, and Marketing
Laura Chavez, Department of Chemical Engineering
Jospeh Biernacki, Department of Chemical Engineering
Holly Stretz, Department of Chemical Engineering
Daniel VandenBerge, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ehsan Langui, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Tammy Boles, School of Environmental Studies
Hayden Mattingly, School of Environmental Studies


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 Office of Research & Economic Development assisted in providing a list of all faculty currently participating in research. Faculty were then asked via email if their current research was sustainability research based on the definition of “sustainability research” outlined in G. Standards and Terms.


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