Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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Pacific Lutheran University
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Jenny Taylor
Researcher
Sustainability
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,011

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:

"The university should review and update the current master plan in light of new demand and expectations for our teaching, scholarship, living and learning environments, and develop strategies for goals of carbon neutrality, waste reduction and energy. (PLU 2020- p. 67)


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:

Finished in the last year, PLU has created a long-term plan for guiding the university to certain goals by 2020. Included in the this planning is the objective of a “Diverse, Just, and Sustainable Community.” At the center of this long range plan is PLU’s dedication to a caring, engaged, and thriving learning and work environment that welcomes all people from diverse backgrounds and unique beliefs. Logistically, PLU plans re-evaluate recruitment and retention strategies for students, faculty, and staff in order to harbor a more diverse campus community. This will include a wider support system for students, staff , and faculty in their respective roles. Such partners as the Women’s Center, Diversity Center, Campus Ministry, Human Resources, ASPLU (Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University), and RHA (Residence Hall Association) will also continue to play important roles in promoting a diverse, just, and sustainable community.


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:

PLU has planned to practice more conservative budgeting, implement the latest appropriate innovations in student recruitment methods and financial aid modeling (in order to depend less upon student tuition as a source of funding), and continue to enhance the success of fund development.
Specifically, augmenting the annual giving program and planning for the next capital endowment fundraising campaign will be an integral source of financial support in the future.


The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:

Information collected from PLU 2020

“The University has already made great progress on being a more sustainable campus. It is important to build upon that success when considering changes to the Campus Master Plan.” - PLU 2020 (p. 73)

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