Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
PA-4: Reporting Assurance

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution completed an assurance process that provides independent affirmation that the information in its current STARS report is reported in accordance with credit criteria?:
Yes

Did the assurance process include internal review, an external audit, or both?:
External audit

The name, title, and organizational affiliation of each reviewer:

Mike Evans
Associate Director
Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives
Williams College

Mary Ellen Mallia, PhD
Director of Sustainability
University at Albany


A brief description of the institution’s assurance process:

We put out a request on the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium listserv for individuals willing to complete an external STARS review. The two reviewers above responded to this request and divided up the credits for review. Mike Williams reviewed the AC, EN and IN credits. Mary Ellen Mallia reviewed the OP, PA and PRE credits. We created a tracking spreadsheet with a list of all the STARS credits that were marked as "in progress," "complete," "not applicable," or "not pursuing" as we worked on our submission. As they were complete, the reviewers were able to complete the first review. As we responded to the review comments we noted that in this tracking spreadsheet. The reviewers then confirmed that the second review was complete. The reviewers used the STARS Review Template to provide their feedback and mark credits as meeting criteria, having suggested revisions, or needing revision before submission.


Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to submitting it to AASH​E:
Completed STARS Review Template:
Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE (2nd review):
Completed STARS Review Template (2nd review):
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Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE​ (3rd review):
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Copy of completed STARS Review Template (3rd review):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s reporting assurance is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The two reviewers used the same review template document and split the credits up between themselves as described in the intro sheet.

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.