Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.57
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2012
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Agnes Scott College
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,007

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

The environmental dimension of sustainability is addressed in the strategic plan goal of Living Honorably. This goal says:
“Become a living laboratory of campus-wide commitment to justice, courage, integrity,respect and responsibility through policies and practices designed to model these
values and to provide the campus community with ongoing opportunities for ethical reflection, deliberation and action. The college will:
•Provide fair compensation for all college employees
•Become an environmentally sustainable community
•Develop a more inclusive campus community that provides all members with avenues for participation and voice
•Promote academic and personal integrity through opportunities for ethical reflection and periodic efforts to evaluate and strengthen the Honor System
•Promote opportunities for a vibrant spiritual life
•Continue to diversify the campus community and cultivate knowledge of and respect for diversity as key ingredients for educational excellence
•Foster a culture of courtesy, civility and respect for all”

In order to become an environmentally sustainable community and fulfill the goal of living honorable Agnes Scott College has become a charter member of the Presidents Climate Commitment, completed a greenhouse gas inventory, reduced energy use, supported green building guidelines, expanded the recycling program and implemented a plan to become climate-neutral.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:

The social dimension of sustainability is addressed in the strategic plan goals of A Dynamic Liberal Arts Curriculum and Scottie Spirit.

The strategic plan goal of A Dynamic Liberal Arts Curriculum states:
“Enhance the vitality of the college’s core liberal arts mission and its commitment to the education and empowerment of women through strategic hires, curricular innovations and infrastructure improvements that:
• Build strength and depth in traditional areas of inquiry
• Generate programs and courses in emerging fields and interdisciplinary areas
• Promote women’s success in fields and forms of inquiry in which they are traditionally underrepresented
•Ensure the success of all students in an increasingly diverse student body”

The strategic plan goal of Scottie Spirit states:
“Enliven social, cultural and athletic offerings and support community traditions in order to build pride in and attachment to Agnes Scott and to create a more vibrant
campus culture. The college will:
•Improve environments on campus for students to study and socialize
•Encourage a healthy lifestyle by improving athletic, fitness and recreational options
•Strengthen community among students, staff, faculty and alumnae through
•social, cultural and community service activities
•Facilitate access to information regarding campus events and transportation to Atlanta’s educational, social and cultural offerings
•Become a magnet for Atlanta-area college students and the general public by bringing high-profile speakers and performers as well as bands and artists popular with the college-age population”


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:

The economic dimension of sustainability is addressed in the strategic plan goal of Smart Growth.

The strategic plan goal of Smart Growth states:
“To achieve the goals of this strategic plan, the college will develop and pursue targeted strategies to:
•Increase enrollment and retention of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and non-degree-seeking students
•Enhance fundraising, marketing and grant-seeking capacity
•Develop long-term financial and information technology plans
•Launch a comprehensive campaign


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