Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.66
Liaison Howard Ways
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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University of the District of Columbia
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Joshua Lasky
Sustainability Manager
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,011

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:

Goal 1 – Academic Programs: Offer academic programs with relevance to the District of Columbia, the region and the world.
- Promote an understanding of global trends, such as sustainability and urbanization, and their application to the local and regional context (2012 and ongoing).

Objective 2.4: Improve student life at the University.
- Promote outreach, volunteerism, sustainability and healthy living in the student community(2011 and ongoing).

Goal 3 – Campus Infrastructure: Create an enhanced campus environment through the acquisition, construction, renovation and preventive maintenance of university facilities.

Objective 3.4: Expand University sustainability activities to promote environmental stewardship, minimize waste and reduce overall operation and maintenance costs.
Use the Sustainability Task Force to establish the University as a national model for urban sustainability and environmentally responsive campus operations (2014–2020 and ongoing).

Perform an extensive assessment of the University’s energy usage, and develop a University-wide utility reduction strategy (2011).
Expand campus-wide recycling programs to ensure proper resource management and conservation (2012).
Award new, performance-based recycling/janitorial contracts for the University system (2010).
Assess current power plant conditions, and investigate the decentralization of the power plant system (by 2012).
Investigate future expansion of current environmental facility upgrades, such as the Plaza Deck, green roofs and recycling program (2012).

Incentivize environmentally responsible commuting (by 2011).


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:

Goal 1 – Academic Programs: Offer academic programs with relevance to the District of Columbia, the region and the world.
- Promote an understanding of global trends, such as sustainability and urbanization, and their application to the local and regional context (2012 and ongoing).

Objective 2.2: Significantly improve retention and graduation rate of students.
- Involve students in on-campus sustainability projects to promote an increased sense of belonging and ownership in the University (by 2012).

Objective 2.4: Improve student life at the University.
- Promote outreach, volunteerism, sustainability and healthy living in the student community(2011 and ongoing).


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:

Objective 1.5: Increase contributions to city and regional economic development.


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

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