Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.04
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2023

STARS v2.2

New Jersey Institute of Technology
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Prabhakar Shrestha
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
- NJIT is a member institution of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
- Prof Maurie Cohen serves on the "Management Team" of the Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production
- NJIT is also a member of Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Network

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

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
NJIT is one of the founding members of NJ Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS). NJHEPS was established in 1999 with these four over-arching goals: to advance sustainability through facilitating communication and disseminating knowledge and information from and to the various constituencies of NJHEPS; to develop the understanding of sustainability among the wide spectrum of NJHEPS constituencies as well as other individuals and groups of similar values and goals; to promote partnerships for advancing sustainability among the wide spectrum of NJHEPS constituencies as well as other individuals and groups of similar values and goals; to increase capacity for the practice of sustainability on campus and among NJHEPS constituencies, through building skills, transforming attitudes, and providing resources.

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

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
- F. Gerges, M. C. Boufadel, E. Bou-Zeid, A. Darekar, H. Nassif and J. T. L. Wang, "Bayesian Multi-Head Convolutional Neural Networks with Bahdanau Attention for Forecasting Daily Precipitation in Climate Change Monitoring," Proceedings of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD 2022), September 2022.

- F. Gerges, M. C. Boufadel, E. Bou-Zeid, H. Nassif and J. T. L. Wang, "A Novel Bayesian Deep Learning Approach to the Downscaling of Wind Speed with Uncertainty Quantification," Proceedings of the 26th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
(PAKDD 2022), May 2022, pp. 55-66.

- F. Gerges, M. C. Boufadel, E. Bou-Zeid, H. Nassif and J. T. L. Wang, "A Novel Deep Learning Approach to the Statistical Downscaling of Temperatures for Monitoring Climate Change," ACM Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Machine Learning and Soft Computing, January 2022, pp. 1-7.

- Y. Abduallah, J. T. L. Wang, P. Bose, G. Zhang, F. Gerges and H. Wang, "Forecasting the Disturbance Storm Time Index with Bayesian Deep Learning," Proceedings of the 35th International Conference of the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS-35), Jensen Beach, Florida, USA, May 2022.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
No

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
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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?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
Our Assistant Director of Sustainability serves as the Vice President for NJHEPS and serves on the Executive Committee.

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?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
NJIT is one of the founding members of NJ Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS). NJHEPS was established in 1999 with these four over-arching goals: to advance sustainability through facilitating communication and disseminating knowledge and information from and to the various constituencies of NJHEPS; to develop the understanding of sustainability among the wide spectrum of NJHEPS constituencies as well as other individuals and groups of similar values and goals; to promote partnerships for advancing sustainability among the wide spectrum of NJHEPS constituencies as well as other individuals and groups of similar values and goals; to increase capacity for the practice of sustainability on campus and among NJHEPS constituencies, through building skills, transforming attitudes, and providing resources.

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?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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