Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.70
Liaison Carl Powell
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ringling College of Art and Design
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 Christine DeGeorge
VP Human & Organizational Dev.
Human Resources
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

The Ringling College provides covered and uncovered bicycle racks at various locations throughout campus where bicycle commuters may secure their bicycles. Additionally, the Thompson Academic Center provides showers and lockers for commuters.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

The College provides covered and uncovered bicycle racks throughout campus that are available for students who live on campus nine months of the year.


Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Ringling College offers 5 bicycles available for check-out/check-in to all students. Students have the opportunity to check-out a bike for free and use it for their transportation/recreational needs within the Sarasota community.


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

All students, faculty an staff can ride the SCAT system for free using their Ringling College ID's, The College covers the cost for all.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
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Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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Does the institution participate in a car sharing program, such as a commercial car-sharing program, one administered by the institution, or one administered by a regional organization?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Ringling College of Art and Design offers a telecommuting program called Flexplace on a case-by-case basis. Participation is at the discretion of management and allows employees to work remotely in an off-site work setting for a specified period of time. Employees requesting a Flexplace arrangement complete a Flexplace Expectations agreement that includes a description of the remote location, the work schedule, equipment and software provided by the College, a schedule for on-site workplace visits, a general description of care-giving arrangements for children (if applicable), and the time period of the arrangement. The agreement also includes a Safety Appendix that addresses safety matters and precautions for remote work locations. A Flexplace arrangement can be approved for up to one year and must be renewed annually if it is continued.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

Ringling College of Art and Design permits employees to work flexible schedules on a case-by-case basis. Requests for flexible schedules must be approved by the employee’s supervisor and department head. In determining the feasibility of flexible work schedules, supervisors must consider whether the position is appropriate and conducive to a flexible work schedule, how adequate staff coverage will be sustained, and how service levels will be maintained.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
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Does the institution employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
No

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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