Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.54
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University South Bend
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Krista Bailey
Director: Center for a Sustainable Future
Sustainability Studies
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Center for a Sustainable Future Advisory Board

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

The Advisory Board consists of representatives from non-profits, local government, and area businesses. They advise the Center about fundraising, community connections, internships, and strategic partnership and directions.
https://clas.iusb.edu/centers/cs-future/community/advisory-board.html
https://clas.iusb.edu/centers/cs-future/blog/?page_id=2132

The Center also maintains an active role on the St. Joseph County Food Access Council (http://www.sjcindiana.com/1720/SJC-Food-Access-Council​) and the Bike South Bend Committee. Both provide mutually beneficial partnerships to advance equitable and low-carbon decision making.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data for this section was retrieved from the Director of the Center for a Sustainable Future.

Note: For the question, Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure)

The answer is: Not sure. The perception on the IU South Bend campus is that diverse voices and perspectives are included, but unclear if those populations consider themselves as equal partners.

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