Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.76
Liaison Jonathan Ehrlich
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2019

STARS v2.2

United World College-USA
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Todd Austin
Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives
President's Office
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

UWC-USA is currently in the process of formulating the implementation strategy for its Strategic Plan. Cross-Functional Teams (XFTs), comprised of staff, faculty, and administration, have been established to formulate a set of coherent actions in the 20 areas identified by a Strategic Planning Committee (SPC). One XFT has been given the objective of "Prioritize sustainability and resilience in all key decisions made by the school (e.g. purchasing policy, programming, etc.). The goal of the committee is to make recommendations for Coherent Actions to be implemented by August 2022. Following this process, the Strategic Leadership Team will assign implementation of the Coherent Actions to the appropriate departments and personnel, welcoming input from the SPC and XFT as part of this process.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Raechel Waters: Science Faculty & SPC Committee Member
Jonathan Ehrlich: Vice President for Finance & Operations
Erin Quintana: Registrar/Office Manager for Deans
Erin Gilland: Science Faculty
Rachel Fristedt: Wilderness Program Co-Director
Ben Gillock: Science Faculty/ Agroecological Research Center Director
David Neidel, Alumni-in-Residence


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
No

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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
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Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Institution-wide coordination is happening through the Cross-Functional Team (XFT) mention above. The XFT is still working on finalizing it recommendations of coherent actions.


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