Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Linda Kogan
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,007

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 UCCS Strategic Plan includes environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level. Some environmental goals in the Strategic Plan include:

- To provide leadership, knowledge and communication inspiring action in sustainability;
- Increase sustainable operations to create a living laboratory for sustainability;
- Achieve LEED certification or equivalent on new buildings and renovations;
- Demonstrate decreases in annual greenhouse gas inventories and utilities usage, increases in recycling rates and availability of local and organic foods.


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:

The UCCS strategic plan includes the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level. Social goals within the strategic plan include:

- To embrace diversity;
- Cultivate campus climate of enthusiasm for and acceptance of differences;
- Commit to development of cultural competency;
- Make diversity and inclusiveness integral to the work of the university: Teaching, research, student success, and business operations.


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:

The UCCS Strategic Plan includes the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level. In order to secure a financial future and to stimulate and sustain responsible growth UCCS plans to:

- Improve student retention;
- Increase student body to 10,000 by 2012;
- Stabilize and build financial resources;
- Increase financial aid/scholarships/student support to facilitate access.


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

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