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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 Platinum
Overall Score 85.51
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date July 27, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Hampshire
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Jan Nisbet
Associate Vice Provost for Research
VP Research & Public Service
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
564

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
308

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
54.61

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
123

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
106

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
86.18

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:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

UNHSI staff and student interns cull through Sponsored Research Administration and Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research reports. In addition, faculty are surveyed online about their research, and the results are combined with/used to verify what UNHSI has found.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Our "Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research " includes not only the 63 academic departments that conduct research within our seven colleges, but also an additional 60 Centers, Institutes and other organizational entities at UNH that also conduct research--many as their primary function. (See the Excel file attached in the "Additional Documentation" field above for a full list.) These Centers, Institutes and other entities generate a substantive amount of knowledge and information, and represent a significant investment by and contribution of the University, as a land-, sea-, and space- grant institution, to the state of NH, the nation and the world. As such, we thought it imperative to include them in our research inventory.
http://www.unh.edu/research/research-areas/sustainability-environment

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.