Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Gary Schmeisser
Submission Date July 30, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Saint Mary's University
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Shelley Price-Finn
Manager, Custodial and Administration
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2009

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:

• Adopt a measurement/rating system for the University, to measure, monitor, and reduce
the University’s carbon/ecological footprint.
• Reduce SMU’s energy consumption and material usage in departmental practices.
• Expand the waste-separation program.
• Increase the percentage of local food purchased.
• Decrease food and solid waste output.
• Engage partners such as ISI in the creation of sustainable policies.
• Foster student, faculty and staff sustainability initiatives.
• Reduce energy and material usage in the conduct of courses at SMU.

In achieving its mission, the Saint Mary’s community is guided by core values of academic integrity,
the pursuit of knowledge, responsiveness to community needs, openness to change, concerns for a just
and civil society, commitment to environmental sustainability, and fiscal responsibility.


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:

• Increase the percentage of local food purchased.
• Engage partners such as ISI in the creation of sustainable policies.
• Build to leading green building construction standards.
Goals
• Increase faculty and academic departments’ engagement in sustainability initiatives.
• Increase the number of environmental and sustainability-oriented courses at SMU.
• Increase the environmental and sustainability content in existing SMU courses.
• Increase the number of students engaged in environmental and sustainability-oriented
courses.
• Expand the sustainability content in SMU research through encouragement and support.
• Establish an inter-faculty hub at SMU that would promote, develop and support new and
innovative environmental programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

In achieving its mission, the Saint Mary’s community is guided by core values of academic integrity,
the pursuit of knowledge, responsiveness to community needs, openness to change, concerns for a just
and civil society, commitment to environmental sustainability, and fiscal responsibility.


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:

Individual characteristics of financial wellness include:

• Ensuring your day-to-day financial relationships enable you to do the things that bring you balance and enjoyment

• Taking responsibility for our personal finances

• Working towards balance in how we think, feel, and how we handle money

• Understanding personal finances in order to better handle financial change

In achieving its mission, the Saint Mary’s community is guided by core values of academic integrity,
the pursuit of knowledge, responsiveness to community needs, openness to change, concerns for a just
and civil society, commitment to environmental sustainability, and fiscal responsibility.


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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.