Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.94
Liaison Robin Frederick
Submission Date July 21, 2022

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Southeast
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Robin Frederick
Coordinator of STARS Assessment
Administrative Affairs
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

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IU Southeast is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

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IU Southeast participates with a network of sustainability stakeholders coordinated by IU Bloomington (Sustain IU) for our seven Indiana University campuses

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

AASHE 2019 Conference; Spokane, WA
October 29, 2019
Student Poster-presented by an undergraduate honors student
Title: Sustainability Misconceptions in Higher Education: How AASHE STARS Reporting May Drive Innovation

“Institutions of Higher Education have the capacity and capability to become leaders in sustainability, and potential agents of change. Sustainability conversations have been occurring at colleges and universities over the last half century; however, the process of becoming a documented sustainable institution has not been extensively researched. The purpose of this research is to identify and potentially remove obstacles for implementing sustainability initiatives on campuses. This case study examines the current incorporation and data collection of the AASHE STARS (Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education, Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) reporting program at a medium-sized, primarily nonresidential, Midwestern regional state university campus. This accreditation process has revealed bureaucratic, systemic, and communication obstacles, as well as misconceptions of faculty, staff, and students that smaller colleges are faced with while implementing and documenting sustainable programs which may improve the quality of life for the campus and local community.”

AASHE 2021 Conference; Virtual
October 12-14, 2021
Live Presentation: presented jointly by the IU South Bend Director of the Center for a Sustainable Future, IU Southeast Director of the Honors Program, IUS Southeast Coordinator of Automation and Technical Services, and a graduate from IU Bloomington Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Title: Regional STARS Challenges and Opportunities

“This session provided insights into what STARS reporting entails on a regional campus. It addressed several key areas of consideration that the presenters worked through when doing their own reports: 1) cost 2) time 3) staff 4) campus-wide resources 5) data collection 6) report impacts. Beginning at the end, the results of their reports were shared as well as the impact they had on administration and others was discussed. The process for deciding how to focus on and fund it, staff it, ensure its accuracy and develop partnerships to collect and report were highlighted.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

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Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

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Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

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Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

IU Southeast has actively participated in the development of online degree programs with other IU campuses. These include an IU-wide Sustainability studies degree program.

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Data for this section was retrieved from the Office of Academic Affairs

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.