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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 51.34
Liaison Kat Pohlman
Submission Date April 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Kathryn Pohlman
Sustainability Coordinator
EH&S
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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 mission of The Green Initiative Fund is to finance research, promote sustainable practice and encourage student leadership, while fostering an attractive, functional, sustainable, and safe campus. Students can apply for grants in order to complete this research.


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:

The mission of The Green Initiative Fund is to finance research, promote sustainable practice and encourage student leadership, while fostering an attractive, functional, sustainable, and safe campus. Faculty can apply for grants in order to complete this research.


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:

During evaluations, the university encourages faculty members to continue their education throughout their professional lives. Faculty members should seek appropriate advanced study, which will (1) enhance their teaching effectiveness, (2)apprise them of developments in their academic fields, or (3) add new areas of expertise to the existing programs of the university. Examples of appropriate professional development include participation in formal coursework, interdisciplinary collaboration, seminars, workshops, and other
specialized training programs.


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:

Outside of the UNCW Library's extensive catalog all students and faculty have access to many research data bases such as Science Direct and Web of Science free of charge.


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