Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.68
Liaison Jerry Owens
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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Richland College - DCCCD
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mary Jo Dondlinger
Director, Institutional Effectiveness & Sustainability
Planning and Research for Institutional Effectiveness
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:

Richland's strategic plan is evaluated and updated annually. Each year, stakeholder groups review current and past performance on each key performance indicator (KPI) and measure to set performance targets for the next one, three, and five years. This process involves input from the college's three main councils: academic, student development, and business services. Stakeholder groups, including faculty, staff, and students, are represented on each of these councils.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

Six of Richland’s KPIs focus on dimensions of sustainability:
KPI 1.1: Initiate relationships for sustainable community building
KPI 2.1: Monitor and improve student success
KPI 2.2: Monitor and improve student success for historically underserved student groups
KPI 3.4 Proactively manage turnover and diversify the workforce
KPI 4.1: Remain fiscally responsible and sound
KPI 4.3: Monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:

Richland tracks performance on all KPIs through a variety of measures, which are weighted to produce a KPI score. The KPI scores are used to calculate priority goal scores, the highest level scores on the college’s institutional report card. A brief description of the measures associated with sustainability KPIs are indicated below.
KPI 1.1: Service learning, charitable contributions, and dual credit measures.
KPI 2.1: Measures of successful course and program completion for all students.
KPI 2.2: Measures of successful course and program completion for historically underserved student groups
KPI 3.4 Employee turnover and diversity measures, including comparison with county population and percent of classes taught by diverse faculty
KPI 4.1: Measures for portion of budget spent on instruction and salaries, income generation, and revenue savings through increased efficiency
KPI 4.3: Measure of energy and water consumption, as well as waste minimization and diversion, and annual ghg emissions
[See Measurement Definitions at http://www.richlandcollege.edu/effectiveness/thunion/2010_kpi_definitions.pdf]

The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:

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