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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 56.68
Liaison Jeanne Gulnick
Submission Date July 18, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Saint Joseph's College - ME
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Jeanne Gulnick
Assistant Professor/Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Natural Sciences
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
No

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
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A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:
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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):
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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):
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The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
MBA Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The foundation of the degree program is anchored in teaching students to think globally, statistically, systemically and ethically. The concentration focuses on applying the tools of entrepreneurship to endeavors that propel social change and sustainability. Social entrepreneurs, both nonprofit and for-profit, are focused and committed to mission-driven enterprises that seek to solve social, economic, and/or ecological problems. Because sustainability is increasingly a strategic issue central to competitive advantage in a global, interconnected and technologically driven world, managing for current needs without compromising the future requires focusing on the triple bottom line, adding social and environmental considerations to traditional economic performance and being able to make a business case for it. Courses explore the strategy, risk orientation, and organizational considerations necessary to achieve sustainability. Global pressures for sustainability initiatives are considered, including science, humanity, public policy, technological innovation, and industry issues such as supply chains. Development of the organizational goals, strategies, and internal processes and systems needed to successfully integrate sustainable operations is considered. Triple bottom line reporting will be a focus, including major reporting bodies, requirements, advantages, and how to integrate reporting strategically into operations.


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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:
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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.