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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-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.79 / 12.00 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
515

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
72

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
13.98

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
55

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
22

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
40

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:

Researchers involved in sustainability research
Astrid JACOBSON
BO YANG
Bradley KROPP
Brent BLACK
Charles HAWKINS
Charles MILLER
Christopher MONZ
Christopher NEALE
Dallas HANKS
Darren MCAVOY
David ANDERSON
David BYERS
David COPPOCK
DAVID E. ROSENBERG
David HOLE
David TARBOTON
Deevon BAILEY
Don ALBRECHT
Donald MCMAHON
Douglas JACKSON-SMITH
Earl CREECH
Foster AGBLEVOR
Grant CARDON
Heng BAN
Herbert C. CARLSON
James EVANS
Jason QUINN
Jeanette NORTON
Jeffery HORSBURGH
Jennifer REEVE
Jerry GOODSPEED
Joanna ENDTER-WADA
John SCHMIDT
John SHERVAIS
Judith SIMS
Keith MOTT
Kelly KOPP
Kenneth WHITE
Kevin HEASLIP
Kris MARSH
Kynda R. CURTIS
Lance SEEFELDT
Lise AUBRY
Marc MAGUIRE
Marc MANSFIELD
Mark BRUNSON
Marvin HALLING
Michael JENKINS
Michael TAYLOR
Michelle BAKER
Nancy MESNER
Patrick BELMONT
Paul JOHNSON
Peggy PETRZELKA
Peter ADLER
Randal MARTIN
Randy SIMMONS
Regan ZANE
Richard PERALTA
ROBERT BEHUNIN
Robert NEWHALL
Robert RAMSEY
Ronald SIMS
Roslynn BRAIN
Sarah NULL
Scott JONES
Seth LYMAN
SHUJUAN LI
Tao Titus YUAN
Teryl ROPER
Thomas EDWARDS
Yujie SUN

Departments involved in sustainability research
DPCASS: MRC-CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC & SPACE SCIENCES
DPBIOL: BIOLOGY
DPENSO: ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY
DPEMAE: MECHANICAL & AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
DPVPSV: VICE PRESIDENT - COMMERCIALIZATION & REGIONAL DEV.
DPUWRL: MRC-UTAH WATER RESEARCH LABORATORY
DPFRWS: WILDLAND RESOURCES
DPAWER: WATERSHED SCIENCES
DPAPSB: PLANTS, SOILS, & CLIMATE
DPECEE: CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
DPCOOP: VICE PRESIDENT - EXTENSION
DPCHEM: CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY
DPGEOL: GEOLOGY
DPEBIE: BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
DPWRDC: WESTERN RURAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
DPAGNF: NUTRITION, DIETETICS AND FOOD SCIENCES
DPENSO: ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY
DPEECE: ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
DPSSWA: SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL WORK & ANTHROPOLOGY
DPLAEP: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE & ENVRONMENTAL PLANNING
DPVPAD: VICE PRESIDENT - BUSINESS & FINANCE
DPEFSN: NORTHERN REGION


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

We requested a list of all research funded in the 2014-2015 financial year with descriptions. A student intern reviewed all research on the list and identified sustainability-related research.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The number of departments conducting research exceeds the number of academic departments listed in IC-3 because there are research divisions on campus that are not academic departments and do not directly correspond to academic departments. Both the identified departments conducting research and the subset of departments conducting sustainability research are in the attached spreadsheet.

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.