Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2019
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STARS v2.1

The University of Texas at Dallas
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Gary Cocke
Associate Director for Sustainability and Energy Conservation
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
North Texas Regional Centre for Expertise - Recognized by UNU February 2019

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 RCE network brings together multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary members who might not usually work together. As such, they are uniquely placed to help create solutions to sustainability challenges through dialogue, education and learning. They are highly influential policy advocates, able to test policies individually and work collectively to bring policy to scale and advice on future actions.

http://www.rcenetwork.org/portal/rce-vision-and-mission


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Air North Texas

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

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):
Not Sure

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):

Air North Texas is an initiative of the North Central Texas Council of Governments in order to protect regional air quality. UT Dallas officially joined Air North Texas as a partner in 2018 and joins the consortium of municipalities and institutions that work concertedly to provide education and outreach related to air quality in the DFW metroplex.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The University of Texas at Dallas has extensive history in engagement and services within the local community. With the development of and support by the Department of Community Engagement within the Office of Diversity, the department ensures that the university is actively engaged throughout the community.

The Department of Community Engagement is charged with fostering collaborations in our region that increases student diversity at the University and increases college access.

Community Engagement site can be found at https://utdallas.edu/community/

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