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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.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.40
Liaison Havina Georgieva
Submission Date April 4, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

FIE: Foundation for International Education
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.23 / 5.00 Deanna Gouros
External Communication Coordinator
External Communication
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
1,125

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
13

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
1.16

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)? (if data not available, respond 'No'):
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:
2,184

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
1.94

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
Yes

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)? (Incentives may include voluntary leave, compensatory time, or other forms of positive recognition):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

All FIE staff are allotted a total of three working days per year to volunteer or participate in community service. This HR initiative was implemented to help create a spirit of benevolence, boost morale amongst the team, and encourage staff to undertake or continue on with some form of community service work, especially at a local level.


Additional documentation to support the submission:

RE: STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

It is worth noting that FIE has three semesters per year, Fall, Spring and Summer including quarter programs for each semester at the FIE London campus.

The above figures are calculated by looking at our Internship students only. In 2016 alone, FIE had 589 students participating in an academic credit bearing internship (Thirteen of those students participated in FIE's 'Service Internship' pathway). All FIE internship students work for approximately 24 hours per week for 7 weeks, which adds to approximately 168 hours per internship student.

FIE's 'Service internship' students are awarded with a nationally-recognized U.K. certificate from the organisation, vInspired, based on hours of service (v50 = 50 hours, v100 = 100 hours) and reflection components. vInspired is the U.K.’s leading youth volunteering charity recognizing and connecting students up to 25 years-old to opportunities in the local community. Students can proudly display this accomplishment on their résumé to further illustrate their skills and the Service Internship experience to future employers.

In the attached PDF, it is evident that approximately 10% of all the work placement site -- both 'Internship' and 'Service Internship' placements alike -- are those dedicated to sustainability in one way or another - be it in relation to the environment, social justice, human rights, etc.

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.