Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.13
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date March 27, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Hopkinsville Community College
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kristy Howell
Administrative Assistant
Academic Affairs / Institutional Research
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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:

In 2008, a committee formed of representatives from academic and operational administration, and faculty and staff from each department (math and science, humanities, social sciences, nursing, and business, occupational, and technical studies) worked together over a four month period to formulate a sustainability plan for the institution. Since that initial document was prepared, two revisions have been made, both with a diverse group of readers and participants within the college's sustainability committee.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

Number of credit and noncredit courses related to sustainability offered per term.
Number of sustainability-related degree plans and green career pathways offered.
Number of business and industry students served in green tech, lean manufacturing, renewable energy, or other sustainability-related fields.
Number of instructors self-reporting incorporation of sustainability into curriculum.
Number of instructors and club sponsors self-reporting sustainability-related events.
Incorporation of sustainability-related principles into student learning outcomes

Professional development:
Number of faculty and staff attending sustainability-related professional development
Number of on-campus professional development opportunities offered
Number of service and/or green-collar opportunities afforded to students
Reduction in solid waste
Use of renewable energy
Increase in Recycling
Hybrid vehicles in fleet
Non-toxic cleaning products purchased
Square footage of new construction and renovation meeting LEED standards
Decreases in utilities consumption

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

Until beginning the STARS process, progress was measured anecdotally and reported to the KCTCS Board of Directors twice a year. Joining STARS will be our primary vehicle for benchmarking and progress evaluation.

The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:

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.