Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 30.79
Liaison Rebecca Jones
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Austin College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Kelby Archer
Center for Environmental Studies
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Beginning in 2015, Austin College began annually submitting its Sneed Prairie restoration experiment and field trip project to the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards (organized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, a state government organization) under the Education category. Our Sneed Prairie site primarily functions as a combination of two things: a prairie restoration experiment designed by faculty in which the data gathering and a significant part of the restoration work is done by students, and also a field trip site for local elementary students (primarily 4th and 5th graders). The field trips are led by Austin College students, and the program and materials are designed to fit under state curriculum standards. Austin College has yet to win an award, but we were a finalist in 2017.

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

The Director and Coordinator of the Center for Environmental Studies are both on the Green Schools Listserv and occasionally offer advice or materials to other schools who are looking for information about certain sustainability topics. For example, a few months ago, the Coordinator sent some examples of posters and flyers for our AC Unplugged energy saving competition to another school that was looking to do something similar.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.