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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.

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Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jack Byrne
Director of Sustainability Integration
Environmental Affair
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,006

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 mission statement in the strategic plan states “The College’s Vermont location offers an inspirational setting for learning and reflection, reinforcing our commitment to integrating environmental stewardship into both our curriculum and our practices on campus.” Additionally, the strategic plan includes recommendations to do all of the following: strengthen our environmental leadership and reputation; pursue alternative environmentally-friendly energy sources; design energy efficient buildings and operations; consider the various impacts of development on the College campus and the natural environment; support sustainable agricultural practices; continue to manage College lands responsibly; increase availability of alternate forms of transportation; and search for creative ways to reduce reliance on private vehicles.


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:

One of the overall goals of the Strategic Plan is to strengthen support for a diverse student community. Additional recommendations in the strategic plan that relate to social dimensions of sustainability include: increase the grant component in our aid packages; increase the socio-economic diversity of the student body; enhance recruitment and retention of students of color; maintain our strong international enrollment; cultivate leadership qualities that address societal needs; enhance educational opportunities for staff; increase professional development opportunities for staff; promote greater work-life balance; expand and support diversity in the staff and faculty; recognize “Community Partners.”; and cultivate open dialogue with the Town.


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 Strategic Plan has recommendations to increase the grant component in aid packages and to increase the socio-economic diversity of the student body. Additionally, a Capital Campaign was created to carry out the Strategic Plan goals, including improving financial aid and also creating a Green Fund to support environmental efforts on campus.


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