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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 63.92
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

The American College of Greece
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Michael Valahas
Dr.
Center of Excellence for Sustainability/Environmental Studies
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The Center of Excellence for Sustainability has embarked on several projects involving sustainability through the use of student volunteers from several majors and student assistants from different backgrounds as we aim to highlight the multi- and inter-disciplinary approach to Sustainability, the later of which operate through the Work Study Program.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Support and guidance has been maintained by the Center of Excellence for Sustainability which, through its mission and operating essence aims to help publicize and communicate sustainability related activities and research.


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

There is an ongoing commitment of the College to multidisciplinary research. The college has funded several projects involving researchers from various disciplines. Moreover the Center of Excellence for Sustainability which is a collaborative initiative, operating under the Office of Public Affairs, brings together researchers and facilitates collaboration between disciplines, faculty, staff and students


Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

All College libraries maintain materials for sustainability research. The Main campus library has subscriptions to all major sustainability committed and CSR publications and researchers have full access to all the major databases being is a member of the AMICAL Consortium, the American Library Association, OCLC and the National Network of Academic and Scientific Libraries.All members of the ACG community – including current students, faculty, staff and registered alumni – are welcome to use the library and to take advantage of its resources which include 129,000 books & 316,000 ebooks
12 million academic articles & many more from magazines and other periodicals
1 million digital images


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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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.