Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.34
Liaison Elizabeth MacKenzie
Submission Date July 24, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Iowa
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sara Maples
Interim Director
The UI Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities

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:
The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) is a campus-wide community engaged learning organization within the University. Sustainable communities are defined as those in which current generations are able to meet their social, economic, and environmental needs without compromising the ability of future generations to do so well.. Through developing projects that address community priorities while engaging faculty and students in high-impact, real-world projects, the IISC draws stronger connections between the university and the state, advancing the university's strong commitment to building mutually beneficial partnerships. These projects and partnerships enable the IISC to address Iowa's economic, environmental and socio-cultural challenges in ways that build a more sustainable future for the state, and more successful futures for our students.

The university provides resources, including staff and funding, for the sustainable partnerships. For the years 2014-2017, examples of formal partnerships included Iowa City, Sioux City, Winneshiek County, Mason City, and the East Central Intergovernmental Association.

Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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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):
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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):
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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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):
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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):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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