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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 71.76
Liaison Trina Innes
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Alberta
PAE-23: Community Service Hours

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.41 / 6.00 Lisa Dockman
Program Lead (Outreach & Engagement)
Office of Sustainability
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The number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:
523,437

Total number of students, which may exclude part-time, continuing education and/or non-credit students:
35,598

The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:
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Calculations for this credit were made based on estimates from the 2013/14 academic year with data collected from group representatives. These groups were identified as responsible parties as both on- and off-campus community service is a significant component of their work:

Community Service Learning – Calculations are based on all student participants in a CSL course component and the non-profit board internship student participants.

Golden Bears & Pandas Athletics - Calculations are based on those student volunteers involved in the organizing and delivery of UAlberta's Golden Bears & Panda’s sports programming.

Residence Services – Calculations are based on students involvement in BaseCamp Day of Service, Residence Orientation, Resident Assistant training, Global Service Learning, Peer Engagement Assistants and RA Training Community Service Day.

Students’ Union - Calculations are made based on student staff and student volunteer participation in the Students’ Union and includes: Sustain SU, Safewalk, Centre for Student Development, Peer Support Centre, Campus Food Bank, Emerging Leaders Program, Faculty Association Representatives, General Faculties Councillors, Students’ Union Councillors, and all 372 registered student groups (provided by Student Group Services).

UAlberta Ambassadors – Calculations are based on student ambassadors who deliver campus tours and on-campus experiences, welcoming guests to Student Connect. They also represent the UAberta at various events.

University Student Services – Calculations are based on student participation in the following services: Aboriginal Student Services Centre, Community Social Work Team, Sexual Assault Centre, Specialized Support and Disability Services, CAPS: Your U of A Career Centre and University Health Centre.

Please note: The programs listed above include a mixture of paid and un-paid student positions and the volunteer work occurred both on- and off- campus. For the most part, we were not able to remove duplicate students due to the nature and complexity of the data. All numbers are estimates and it should be specifically noted that the Student Groups Services numbers are based on their staff’s experience with representative groups at various levels of involvement, combined data submitted from the groups about their membership.

RESPONSIBLE PARTIES:

Data about Community Service-Learning program was submitted by Alison Taylor, Director, Community Service-Learning Program, University of Alberta. Website: www.csl.ualberta.ca

Data about Golden Bears & Pandas Athletics program was submitted by Breanne Ferris, Event Services Coordinator, U of A Golden Bears & Pandas, University of Alberta. Website: www.athletics.ualberta.ca

Data about Residence Services was submitted by Sarah Wolgemuth, Assistant Dean of Students, Residence Life, University of Alberta. Website: www.residence.ualberta.ca

Data about Students’ Union programming was submitted by Jane Lee, Senior Manager of Student Services and Kelin Flanagan, Assistant Manager of Student Services, University of Alberta Students' Union. Website: www.su.ualberta.ca

Data about UAlberta’s Ambassadors was submitted by Jessica Cobb, Team Lead, Volunteer Management and Partnerships, Student Connect, University of Alberta. Website: www.ualberta.ca/represent

Data about University Student Services was submitted by Nadine Desaulniers, Finance & Human Resources, Office of the Dean of Students, University of Alberta. Website: www.deanofstudents.ualberta.ca/studentservices

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.