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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 Gold
Overall Score 69.60
Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Aaron Allen
Asst. Professor
Music
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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 Creative Sustainability Initiative (CSI) Award is intended to:
• increase the awareness of sustainability in the campus community;
• foster a positive and productive conversation about sustainability and the arts at UNCG and beyond; and
• incorporate the creative process into efforts to confront sustainability challenges (such as sustainability education, waste reduction, energy efficiency, water conservation, climate change, etc.).

Students submit proposals for awards of $500. The projects are in the following categories:
• Visual arts: sculpture, art, multi-media, broadcast, etc.
• Performing arts: music, dance, theater, etc.
• Textual arts: languages, creative writing, fiction, poetry, etc.
• Applied arts: design, interior architecture, etc.


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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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:

As per the "UNIVERSITY-WIDE EVALUATION GUIDELINES FOR PROMOTIONS AND TENURE," UNCG states that "The evaluation of research and creative activities shall consider contributions to the field or discipline, including interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and collaborative work, the quality of the work, and its significance or impact" (p. 7). Further, "Professional, interdisciplinary, and community-related service will be given consideration as part of promotion and tenure review based on their importance to the discipline or profession and the mission of the University." Further, individual departments may provide more specific valuation of interdisciplinarity.

(In addition, the Provost's Office provides a document to guide the administration of, including tenure and promotion of faculty within, interdisciplinary programs; the website URL is in the notes field for this credit.)


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

The UNCG Library has a Green Library Group, and there are at least two dedicated course research pages (publicly available) for sustainability resources: http://uncg.libguides.com/ENV110 and http://uncg.libguides.com/env


The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:

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.