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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 52.49
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Utah State University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Jeff Broadbent
Associate Vice President for Research and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
No

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
No

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

o Grant-writing Experience through Mentorship (GEM)
"The New Investigator Grant-writing Experience through Mentorship (GEM) program provides funding of up to $5,000 to enhance the professional development of new investigators through one-on-one research and grant-writing interaction with successful research mentors."
o Research Catalyst (RC)
"The Research Catalyst (RC) program provides 1-year seed funding of up to $20,000 to help applicants develop new initiatives or directions in their discipline that will lead to new externally funded grants (EFGs)."
o Seed Program to Advance Research Collaborations (SPARC)
"The Seed Program to Advance Research Collaborations (SPARC) program provides 1-year seed funding of up to $35,000 to catalyze development of interdisciplinary research teams and projects that involve scholarly research in more than one department, research center, college or institution."


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Interdisciplinary collaborations are expected and considered in tenure decisions. Many positions include interdisciplinary research in the the job description.


Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.