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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

STARS v1.2

Central Ohio Technical College

Newark, OH, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Joseph Argiro Sept. 12, 2013 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 1,228
Number of Undergraduate Students 2,368
Number of Graduate Students 0
Full-time Equivalent Employees 122
Institution type Associate
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 2,508,891
Percentage of students that are Residential 0.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 34.0
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 66.0
Percentage of students that are On-line only Not Available
Gross square feet of building space 488,000.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space Not Available
Acres of cultivated grounds 159.0
Acres of undeveloped land Not Available
Climate region Mixed-Humid

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School No No
Satellite No No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

At Central Ohio Technical College, students can earn one of 50 associate degrees (including all options and majors) or certificates, and obtain the high-tech skills and training needed to compete in today's workforce. Students choose COTC to gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. One of the unique features of COTC is four full-service campus locations throughout the region, as well as convenient online classes. Through the newly developed Workforce Development Innovation Center, COTC is well prepared to meet the customized training and education needs of the business communities.

The data reported during the 2013 submission are focused on the Newark, OH campus. COTC also operates extended campuses in Coshocton, Mount Vernon and Pataskala, OH, however, in conjunction with Ohio State Newark, Newark is the primary focus of this report.

Where appropriate, figures including building square footage, water consumption, grounds, and many other areas, are for Newark, Only.

Student data are based on autumn semester 2012 enrollment for the Newark campus of COTC, only.

Endowment figure is as of 6/30/2013.

Full-Time Equivalent Employees is COTC-paid Staff and Cost-Shared Staff, only. Ohio State Newark-paid Staff and Cost-Shared Staff are not included in this figure.

The unofficial number of FTE teaching faculty as of the autumn semester 2012 semester census day is 149, (57 Full-Time; 92 Part-Time). This is not included in the FTE employee figure.

At Central Ohio Technical College, students can earn one of 50 associate degrees (including all options and majors) or certificates, and obtain the high-tech skills and training needed to compete in today's workforce. Students ... read more
Credit Status
Student Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Not Pursuing
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete
Student Group Complete
Organic Garden Not Pursuing
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Pursuing
Themed Housing Not Pursuing
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing
Sustainability Events Complete
Outdoors Program Not Pursuing
Themed Semester or Year Not Pursuing
Central Ohio Technical College has identified student learning outcomes for each department, technology and program offered at the College. These outcomes are the driving force behind content and learning experiences in courses offered at COTC. read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Course Identification Complete
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Not Pursuing
Graduate Program in Sustainability Not Applicable
Sustainability Immersive Experience Not Pursuing
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Complete

Faculty research is not a key component to COTC Faculty promotions. As a two-year technical college, faculty are not expected to provide research as a part of their job responsibilities.

Credit Status
Sustainability Research Identification Not Applicable
Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research Not Applicable
Departments Engaged in Sustainability Research Not Applicable
Sustainability Research Incentives Not Applicable
Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion Not Applicable
The Department of Facilities Planning and Operations oversees six major buildings and three lesser structures totaling 488,000 sq. ft. and 225 acres of grounds at the Newark Campus. The Project Management office is responsible ... read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Not Applicable
Indoor Air Quality Complete
Central Ohio Technical College is pursuing initiatives to respond to impacts on the climate from the existence of the facilities. Initiatives include being a signatory of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, and ... read more
Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Not Pursuing
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing
Food service on the Newark campus is ultimately managed by Ohio State University Dining Services. Dining Services include The Table of Contents, a state-of-the-art, market-style dining facility, the Cyber Cafe, a full-service, gourmet coffee shop ... read more
Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Trayless Dining Not Pursuing
Vegan Dining Complete
Trans-Fats Complete
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Applicable
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing
Food Donation Not Pursuing
Recycled Content Napkins Complete
Reusable Container Discounts Complete
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing
The Department of Facilities Planning and Operations oversees six major buildings and three lesser structures totaling 488,000 sq. ft. and 225 acres of grounds at the Newark Campus. The Project Management office is responsible ... read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Not Pursuing
Timers for Temperature Control Complete
Lighting Sensors Complete
LED Lighting Complete
Vending Machine Sensors Not Pursuing
Energy Management System Not Pursuing
Energy Metering Complete
Newark campus grounds staff are responsible for the care of campus grounds, which includes mowing, weeding, leaf removal, turf renovation, ornamental and herbaceous planting, pruning and removals; fertilization of turf and plant material, and the ... read more
Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Complete
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Complete
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing
Snow and Ice Removal Complete
Landscape Waste Composting Not Pursuing

The mission of the Purchasing, Receiving and Travel department is to process related activities and to procure high quality goods and services for the best value.

Credit Status
Computer Purchasing Complete
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
Vendor Code of Conduct Not Pursuing
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete
Local Businesses Not Pursuing
Central Ohio Technical College is mainly a commuter campus with students attending from throughout Ohio. A ride-share is available through the Office of Student Life and Newark City bus services includes the Newark Campus on ... read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing
Employee Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing
Bicycle Sharing Not Pursuing
Facilities for Bicyclists Complete
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Complete
Mass Transit Programs Not Pursuing
Condensed Work Week Complete
Telecommuting Complete
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Complete
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing
Carpool Discount Not Pursuing
Local Housing Not Pursuing
Prohibiting Idling Not Pursuing
Car Sharing Not Pursuing

The Newark Campus is pursuing initiatives to respond to the creation of waste generated by student, faculty, and staff activities and events, as well as campus building, renovation and construction projects.

Credit Status
Waste Reduction Not Pursuing
Waste Diversion Not Pursuing
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Applicable
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete
Hazardous Waste Management Complete
Materials Exchange Complete
Limiting Printing Complete
Materials Online Complete
Chemical Reuse Inventory Not Pursuing
Move-In Waste Reduction Not Pursuing
Move-Out Waste Reduction Not Pursuing

The Newark campus facilities department has introduced and maintains many successful water-conservation practices, including utilizing low-flow fixtures, infra-red faucet controls, and geothermal air-conditioning chilled by an underground well water loop.

Credit Status
Water Consumption Complete
Stormwater Management Complete
Waterless Urinals Not Pursuing
Building Water Metering Complete
Non-Potable Water Usage Not Pursuing
Xeriscaping Not Pursuing
Weather-Informed Irrigation Complete
The Central Ohio Technical College Vice President for Institutional Planning and Human Resource Development leads college representative through many year-round activities including strategic planning, action planning, self-studies and accreditation support. This individual also serves in ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Not Pursuing
Strategic Plan Complete
Physical Campus Plan Complete
Sustainability Plan Complete
Climate Action Plan Complete
The mission of the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs is to promote cultural awareness events and programs both on and off campus and create an environment that is conducive to the overall collegiate experience for students ... read more
Credit Status
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete
Measuring Campus Diversity Culture Complete
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups Complete
Support Programs for Future Faculty Complete
Affordability and Access Programs Complete
Gender Neutral Housing Complete
Employee Training Opportunities Complete
Student Training Opportunities Complete

The Office of Human Resources is committed to fostering a culture that attracts, inspires and celebrates excellence in people to ensure that Central Ohio Technical College is successful in realizing its mission.

Credit Status
Sustainable Compensation Complete
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Complete
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Complete
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing
Childcare Not Pursuing
Employee Wellness Program Complete
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete
The accounting department is responsible for managing the general ledger of Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark, as well as adhering to financial policies and procedures. The department performs the ... read more
Credit Status
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing
Shareholder Advocacy Not Pursuing
Positive Sustainability Investments Not Pursuing
Student-Managed Sustainable Investment Fund Not Pursuing
Sustainable Investment Policy Not Pursuing
Investment Disclosure Complete
The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College are highly active in and around the community. Multiple events per year are hosted on campus, and students, faculty and staff are active in ... read more
Credit Status
Community Sustainability Partnerships Complete
Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability Complete
Sustainability in Continuing Education Not Pursuing
Community Service Participation Complete
Community Service Hours Complete
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing
Farmers' Market Not Applicable
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Not Started
Innovation 4 Not Started

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