A. Curricular, Research and Programmatic Needs
The collection supports the curricular and research needs of faculty with environmental science and policy interests, specifically the Environmental Science and Policy Program (ESPP) faculty, and provides resources for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ESPP is composed of over 160 faculty from 11 colleges across campus. Current faculty and graduate student research interests and applied experience in environmental science and policy cross a broad spectrum of disciplines and include agriculture, anthropology, engineering, geography, natural resources, political science, sociology, and zoology. This is reflected in the broad range of materials selected for the collection.
B. History of the Collection/Existing Strengths and Emphases
The environmental studies collection is highly interdisciplinary. In the past, all bibliographers were responsible for buying materials in this subject area (as it pertained to their disciplines). In the mid-1990's, it was felt that some areas relating to environmental studies were falling through the cracks. So, the EVP fund was set up to purchase materials on environmental topics across all disciplines.
Related Degrees, Specializations, and Programs
Note : During the coming 2013/2014 academic year, all specializations on campus will be reworked into the more commonly used minor category. We will follow the documentation provided to the University Curriculum Committee to see what departmental and college affiliations are spelled out.