Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.23
Liaison Ken Foster
Submission Date July 15, 2014
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Concordia College - Moorhead
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Samantha Hill
Sustainability Coordinator
Academic Affairs
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,012

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:

Of the nine specific initiatives within the current Strategic Plan is:

In accord with Concordia’s identity as a global liberal arts college of the church, call all students to practice thoughtful and informed stewardship of natural resources and to conserve earth’s vitality and beauty.
a) Review curricular offering to identify opportunities for enhanced learning about environmental and fiscal stewardship
b) Work through the President’s Sustainability Council to establish and achieve goals for stewardship in campus and Concordia Language Villages (CLV) operations.
c) Consider both regional and national/international partnerships that can enhance student learning about local/global sustainability.


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:

"Concordia College's Strategic Plan for 2012-2017 will offer an education of the whole self, for the whole of life, for the sake of the whole world” and includes a strong call to foster national and global citizenship among Concordia’s students, and a continued commitment to “becoming responsibly engaged in the world”, including the local-global in our own community.
Other goals in the Strategic Plan include: an increase in the percentage of domestic students of color in the student body, an increase in the percentage of international students in the student body, new ways to serve non-traditional students, and to review and improve the means by which we seek a qualified and diverse faculty and staff.


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:

A second part of the Strategic Plan, titled “Advancing Institutional Worth: People, Resources, and Recognition” includes goals to develop the full potential of Concordia faculty and staff by means of meeting established salary and benefit targets for faculty, and to establish consistent job categories and clear salary and benefit targets for staff, including opportunities for professional growth in a supportive work setting and recognition of achievements.
Meanwhile, there is a call to “guide students to complete a baccalaureate composed not of an atomized collection of credits but a coherent and increasingly challenging experience to build competence, creativity, and character in a time of rapidly shifting work environments.”


The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:

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