Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.07
Liaison Dr. Christopher Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Delaware
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.62 / 2.00 Michelle Bennett
Sustainability Manager
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

In Q4 2017, 12 campus departments, including Academic partners and the Institutional Research Dept., teamed up to launch and close a campus-wide transportation survey. The Institutional Research office sent the survey directly to a representative sample of campus for all students, faculty and staff, but they do not publish their methodology publicly. We received responses from >8% of the total campus population.

The numbers herein reflect responses from Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff because these groups received a slightly difference survey than our undergraduate population.

The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 69
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 16
Vanpool or carpool 5
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 9
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

UD's Transportation Survey calculated each transportation mode separately based on frequency of transit in order to capture better multi-modal data from campus users. As a result the totals herein don't quite equal 100%, and there is a small margin of error.

We used the "most often" category to answer these questions. In our survey this represented transportation options utilized more than half of the days / weeks out of each month.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.