|Submission Date||July 25, 2012|
University of Puget Sound
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan
Associate Vice President of Business Services/Community Engagment
Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:
The Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) includes faculty, staff, and students and meets monthly during the school year. SAC has five subcommittees that manage various portions of STARS. Each subcommittee compiled data for their STARS report section and participated in developing provisional STARS scores. SAC and its subcommittees also utilized STARS assessments to identify next priorities and objectives for enhancing sustainability and improving STARS ratings.
Reports on assessments, priorities and next objectives are provided to the president's cabinet for review and endorsement.
A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :
Plans and recommendations are based on priorities determined after reviewing STARS self ratings. Plans include increased measurement of student volunteer hours and creating faculty and sustainability advocates.
A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:
Puget Sound's next STARS report and ratings is being used to assess plan successes. On an ongoing basis, each subcommittee and the entire SAC committee will annually assess and update existing goals and establish new goals as appropriate.
The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:
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.