|Submission Date||July 25, 2012|
University of Puget Sound
PAE-2: Strategic Plan
Associate Vice President of Business Services/Community Engagment
Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:
Puget Sound's strategic plan and master plan address the environmental dimensions of sustainability in significant ways. The strategic plan vision states: The Puget Sound experience embraces our dynamic Pacific Northwest environment and our independent and pioneering people who are civically engaged, environmentally responsible, and globally focused.
One of the four major objectives under Puget Sound's strategic plan is inspire, which is defined as "Build an inspiring environment for learning." Physical campus strategic planning is articulated in Puget Sound's master plan, which clearly identifies the strategic vision for sustainability. Our master plan mission is to: Integrate sustainability concepts and opportunities into future campus development.
Key elements addressed in the master plan are stewardship, sustainable design, existing sustainable practices, sustainable guidelines, sites and landscape, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and policies.
Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:
The Strategic Plan Vision states: "The Puget Sound experience embraces our dynamic Pacific Northwest environment and our independent and pioneering people who are civically engaged, environmentally responsible, and globally focused."
Puget Sound is highly engaged in social responsibility as articulated by the "civic engagement" and "global focus" aspects of its vision. Puget Sound operates a Civic Scholarship Initiative (CSI) involving multiple high impact, social responsibility endeavors, including heading campus/community partnerships on homelessness and aging.
CSI also incorporates a Race and Pedagogy program that has hosted two recent campus/community national conferences on race and pedagogy.
CSI is also engaged in socialially responsible environmental programs, including a major Sound Policy Institute, which restores and sustains the natural environment of the South Sound in balance with a healthy, prosperous and just community. The Institute connects diverse stakeholders to each other and provides links to academic resources and educational opportunities of the university.
The Institute builds the capacity of individuals and groups, both on our campus and in our regional community, to actively and effectively engage in the environmental decision making process. It facilitates effective and adaptable policy solutions to pressing South Sound environmental problems.
The master plan, which directly relates to our mission and strategic objectives, states: "The university considers sustainable building as an integrated framework of design, construction, operations, and demolition practices that encompass the environmental, economic, and social aspects of buildings.
Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:
The Puget Sound Master Plan Mission states: Provide for efficient, functional, and cost- effective campus infrastructure systems. In our STARS report to the president’s cabinet, we address Puget Sound’s triple bottom line approach to sustainability, including considering the “economic” value created by the university beyond our own footprint.
The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:
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