Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.67
Liaison Lynda Koot
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2011
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STARS v1.1

The King's University
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Lynda Koot
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Facilities
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,010

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

In the opening to the 2010 Strategic Directions Document of The King's University College it states,

"Taken together, these themes express the contours and direction of the unfolding, world changing
story of reconciliation and redemption in which The King's University College
community is called to play a part. We bear academic witness to the gospel of peace – in
Christ God made peace with humanity. Our story speaks of God’s passion for shalom – the
restoration and fulfillment of all things – God, humans, and all creation – in justice and
delight. We expect and long for the fulfillment of shalom, when all creatures flourish and
receive their due in a restored creation (Revelation 21). Until then, guided by God’s Spirit,
we join in the mission of God’s people in all walks of life, living toward this vision of God’s
reign over all creation."

This is realized in the operational priorities in a latter part of the plan:

G. Operational Priorities

1. Foster wise and sustainable development of our physical, financial, and
technological resources through effective and forward-looking management.
The King's University College has been blessed with remarkable resources in terms of
facilities, finances, and technology. We wish to use and develop these resources in
ways that embody commitment to creation care and enabling members of our
community to use their full potential in service of our shared mission. We will:
· Incorporate sustainability into campus life by working together as students, staff, and
faculty to impact changes in attitudes, policy planning, and course curricula, and to
realize savings in fiscal spending and energy use
· Provide the technological resources and training faculty, staff, and students need to
function effectively in their respective areas of responsibility.
· Develop ancillary services to enhance the campus experience for students, faculty,
staff, and visitors, and identify potential revenue-generating opportunities where
possible
· Manage and develop financial resources to support long-term economic
sustainability by addressing capital debt reduction and eliminating operating deficits.

King’s characteristic features, as identified in the 2010-2015 Strategic Direction Document, emphasize a holistic approach that defies simplistic technical solutions. Characteristic Feature number three states,

“King’s is a university with an eye for the big picture. King’s cultivates delight in learning and a broad curricular perspective that reflects “all things” in their diversity and unity. We explore and connect all areas of learning with openness, joy, and discernment because they provide avenues of insight into marvelous dimensions of creation and stir in us a sense of awe for our Creator.”

A Characteristic Feature of the university as outlined in the 2010 – 2015 Strategic Directions Document asserts, “that students learn deeply through engaging instruction and co-curricular programs. Additionally, an operational priority of the university is to, “Function as a good neighbour and effective partner in various contexts, including relations with the civic community, other academic institutions, international entities, Aboriginal communities, and the business community.”


A strategic priority of the university is to, “Enhance our institutional capacity for research and artistic work, building on areas of institutional strength and cultural significance, and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration for service-oriented scholarship.”

Other excerpts from the plan state that;
"As an academic community committed to creation care, we are concerned about global climate change and its potential for adverse health, social, economic and ecological effects. We recognize our responsibility to advance knowledge for society and our obligation to demonstrate leadership in areas of community, national and global importance. We believe universities can fulfill these expectations by sharing knowledge, research and best practices about climate change with our students and the public.

We will pursue responsible solutions to address the climate change challenge, commit to the following actions:
• We will exercise leadership in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in collaboration with our communities.
• We will develop measurable targets using research and science.
• We will develop achievable and practical plans to achieve reduction targets.
• We will put in place rigorous assessment and measurement procedures.
• We will fully disclose and be accountable for our actions.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:

We will work cooperatively with governments, civil society, the business community and other institutions of higher learning to contribute to global climate change actions in recognition of our shared responsibility for equitable solutions.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:

-This commitment leads us, in our operational goals, to foster wise and sustainable development of our physical, financial, and technological resources through effective and forward-looking management.
-As an academic community committed to creation care, we are concerned about global climate change and its potential for adverse health, social, economic and ecological effects.


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