Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,008

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 values and principles of the strategic plan state:
“Take Responsibility for the Future, with dedication to enhancing the quality of life of all people, sustaining the natural environment, and reinforcing the capacity of Maryland’s citizens to thrive and prosper in a diverse, ever-changing, globally competitive environment. World-class universities anticipate emerging concerns and opportunities and marshal all their intellectual resources to address big issues. Maryland takes its responsibility to the future as a fundamental action principal with implications both near and far. We will be a campus that is a model for the sustainability of its environment, and we will be a university that seeks solutions to the world’s most challenging and vexing problems.”


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 University Strategic Plan addresses the social dimensions of sustainability. One leading principle includes strengthening community relations:
“Build an inclusive community that celebrates differences, brings together people from the widest array of backgrounds and perspectives, and recognizes that excellence cannot be achieved without diversity. We will integrate academics, the arts, athletics, learning outside the classroom, and service to others into a complete university community that values and energizes all its members.”


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 University Strategic Plan addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability. One of the transformational changes states:
“The University will transform its surrounding area into an economically, socially, and culturally vibrant community that is welcoming and attractive to students, faculty, staff, neighbors, and visitors. …With expansion of the M Square Research Park, Maryland will develop the largest and most successful research park in the State of Maryland. More than 6,000 new jobs will be created, and the added value to economic development will exceed $2 billion.”


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

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