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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 Gold
Overall Score 67.47
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

San Jose State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Debbie Andres
Utilities & Sustainability Analyst
FD&O
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

The SJSU Sustainability Board advises and makes recommendations to the Academic Senate and the President in the following areas: setting and measuring progress towards meeting University-wide goals to promote sustainability across academic and non-academic divisions; and benchmarking SJSU sustainability efforts relative to state and national leaders in university sustainability. The Board also works with appropriate units in the university as a resource for centralizing and effectively communicating information on SJSU’s sustainability efforts, both internally and externally; integrating sustainability into key planning documents and procedures; and educating and engaging with campus stakeholders and external partners on sustainability through research, projects, workshops, and other events.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The SJSU Sustainability Board advises and makes recommendations to the Academic Senate and the President in the following areas: setting and measuring progress towards meeting University-wide goals to promote sustainability across academic and non-academic divisions; and benchmarking SJSU sustainability efforts relative to state and national leaders in university sustainability. The Board also works with appropriate units in the university as a resource for centralizing and effectively communicating information on SJSU’s sustainability efforts, both internally and externally; integrating sustainability into key planning documents and procedures; and educating and engaging with campus stakeholders and external partners on sustainability through research, projects, workshops, and other events.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Katherine Cushing, Director, Sustainability
Candice Piper, Advancement
Debbie Andres, Facilities Development and Operations
Kristen Wonder, Spartan Shops Sustainability Coordinator
Steven Olesen, Dir, Budget & Procurement at Spartan Shops
Scott Fosdick, Applied Sciences and Arts
Miwa Merz, Business
Patricia Lopez, Education
Sotouden Hamedi-Hagh, Engineering
Michael Parrish, Deans Rep
Indumathi Jeyachandran, Social Science
Eugene Cordero, Science
Peggy Cabrera, MLK Library
Alan Leventhal, General Unit
Sofia Moede, Staff Member
William Wilson, Student
Michael Fallon, Director of Service Learning
Luis Cervantes-Rodriguez, AS Students
Lynne Trulio, Department of Environmental Studies


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
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The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Debbie Andres

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The Director of Sustainability is a senior-level faculty administrative position reporting directly to the President with responsibilities extending over all divisions of the University. This is a full-time position that directs and coordinates the University’s efforts to create and promote a culture of sustainability throughout the campus and the community and to integrate sustainability research, education and practices into the educational and outreach missions of San José State University. The incumbent serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and, working closely with the President, is expected to develop recommendations involving issues and initiatives related to sustainability and to bring them to the attention of the President and the Cabinet.


The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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.