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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 Eric Boles
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Marty Matlock
Executive Director
Office for Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

The Honors College funds undergraduate research grants to sustainability related programs, some SURF grants from the state are sustainability related,
The ecological agriculture research program conducts organic and sustainable production research on fruit crops. Students of all levels receive financial rewards for working in the program.
In different programs, such as Landscape Architecture, students must incorporate sustainability aspects into projects and have mentors available to them.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

All tenure track faculty are involved in research, and grants are available for research. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged and considered in tenure and promotional decisions. The Applied Sustainability Center, Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, and Sustainability Consortium exist for sustainability research and educational purposes.

The University of Arkansas Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSSP) assists investigators with the process of finding funding sources, submitting proposals, and managing awards. RSSP provides guidance to faculty and students in preparing proposals and expending awards in accordance with the regulations of federal and state governments and other funding agencies. RSSP also provides general information regarding sponsored program activity at the University of Arkansas and provides glassblowing and machine shop services.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
Yes

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:

The University provides several options for students to pursue education more broadly than one field of undergraduate study might allow, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programs. These programs allow broader instruction and research opportunities, especially in emerging fields that haven’t reached the academic breadth to constitute a department in their own right or in cases in which collaboration between one or more departments allows faculty from each existing department to contribute to the interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary major. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged in most departments.


The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:
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The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:
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Honors College grants: http://honorscollege.uark.edu/98.php
Landscape Architecture: http://architecture.uark.edu/120.php
ASC research-http://asc.uark.edu/Teaching-Research.asp

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.