Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 34.59
Liaison John Duvall
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Dominican University of California
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jacob Massoud
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
School of Business and Leadership
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:

Faculty, Staff and Students were involved in the development of the initial plan in 2007. The plan was modified in 2010 and approved by a committee of faculty, staff and students.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

Dominican’s sustainability action plan includes 3 main strategic initiatives, with measurable goals for each of the initiatives. For each of the strategic initiatives below, the desired outcome or goal is as follows: Achieve the highest rating possible for Dominican in 5 years at the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in this particular area.
• Sustainability Strategic Initiative # 1 (SS1): Infusing sustainability in the campus-wide education (including curriculum and co-curriculum) and research
o Campus-wide curriculum action plan
o Campus-wide co-curriculum action plan
o Campus-wide research action plan
• Sustainability Strategic Initiative # 2 (SS2): Transforming campus operations to incorporate sustainability principles
• Sustainability Strategic Initiative # 3 (SS3): Sustainability planning, administration and engagement

The plan includes detailed implementation steps for each of the initiatives, with measures of success, responsible parties, a timeline and resources needed for each of the steps.

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:

Progress will be measured using the STARS assessment over the next five years. A Strategic Initiative Fund Grant was written and awarded to fund participation in the STARS assessment and to hire a team of personnel to perform the necessary data collection and information gathering for the assessment. This team will identify what is already being done in terms of the three initiatives and develop recommendations for further actions.

The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:

The year the plan was developed or last updated:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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