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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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STARS v1.1

University of Northern Iowa
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Eric O'Brien
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:

The Iowa Board of Regents has defined sustainability across the campus for UNI as: "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".


Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

A survey was developed by the Sustainability Office and distributed by the Provost's Office to each of the academic departments on campus. With a full set of respondents, survey was geared toward answering ER-16, ER-17, and ER-19.


Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:
Yes

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):

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.