Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.07
Liaison Michelle Bennett
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Delaware
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Michelle Bennett
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Maryland Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research project

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

UD is a strong supporter of the Maryland Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research project (MADE CLEAR), an active collaboration that inspires and supports climate change science education in middle schools, on campus, and in public education settings. Initially funded by a $5.8 million dollar cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation, MADE CLEAR is part of the Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance. UD has been a strong supporting member of MADE CLEAR since its inception in 2012.

http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/our-people/profiles/ntargett/made-clear


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Community Engagement Initiative

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

The University of Delaware (UD) has a long tradition of applying knowledge and creativity to the critical challenges facing communities — in Delaware and around the world. In 2015, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designated UD as a community engaged university. At the request of Provost Domenico Grasso, UD planned, developed, and launched the Community Engagement Initiative to focus on what makes every community strong:

Improving public education, health, and environmental quality
Encouraging economic development
Expanding arts and cultural programs that enrich quality of life

This initiative aims to expand the University’s role in cultivating active citizens through real partnerships that impact civic needs. Join us as we grow with new partnerships, work with new communities, and embark on research that will change the areas where we live, work and play.

https://www.cei.udel.edu/about-us/history


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
---

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
---

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
---

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
---

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
---

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
---

A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
---

Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

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.