Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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University of San Diego
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Michael Catanzaro
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,004

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 University of San Diego’s Strategic Plan consists of a set of strategic initiatives to be developed and implemented in two cycles. The first cycle is 2004 – 2008 and includes the priority initiatives, one of which is Sustainability. This deals with addressing the issues concerning sustainability on campus as well as developing a sustainability minded student population. The Office of Sustainability was one result of this initiative.


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 first Cycle Strategic directions include:
1. USD will become a more culturally diverse and culturally competent community through recruitment at all levels, deepening transborder and international educational partnerships, and involving students and faculty in international learning experiences.
2. USD will provide integrated learning experiences across educational contexts and contribute to the scholarly research on ethics to develop intentionally the leadership capacities of all students.
3. USD will be a powerful advocate for social justice and human rights through the establishment of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and the recruitment of international scholars and peace practitioners.


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 second cycle has the following directives, which relates to the financial sustainability of the schools as well as supporting greater economic sustainability via financially supporting qualified students who may be from underprivileged backgrounds, and reaching out and connecting globally with communities.

1.Student Learning and Outcomes
The university will attract, retain, and support highly qualified, diverse students; promote their success through a rigorous, innovative, and interactive education; and enhance their employment and other post-graduate opportunities.

2.Faculty Teaching and Scholarship
The university will attract, retain, and support an outstanding and diverse faculty, widely known and recognized externally for its teaching, scholarship, and engagement in addressing current and emerging issues of global concern.

3.Global Connections and Impact
The university will enhance its reputation and reach by strengthening its connections with local, national, and international communities and its contributions to improving the global human condition.

4. Resource Enhancement and Economic Vitality
The university will enhance its financial sustainability through increased endowment and external funding to advance institutional priorities and reduce dependence on tuition revenue.


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