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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 69.02
Liaison Sara McKinstry
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, San Diego
IN-19: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Irma Martinez Velasco
Director
Campus and Community Relations
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A copy of the institution’s framework for engaging external stakeholders (i.e. local community members) in the institution’s governance, strategy and operations:
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The institution’s framework for engaging external stakeholders (i.e. local community members) in the institution’s governance, strategy and operations:

Maintaining effective relationships between the UC San Diego Campus, Planning agencies and the San Diego community regarding the campus' physical development is one of UC San Diego Physical and Community Planning's missions. Information sharing and stakeholder engagement are standard components of all UC San Diego planning around land use, capital investment projects, etc. http://physicalplanning.ucsd.edu/community/default.htm

In addition, under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the University must identify the significant environmental impacts of its actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible. Stakeholder engagement is a key component of this process: http://physicalplanning.ucsd.edu/environmental/public.html. UC San Diego encourages public participation in the environmental planning and review process. We post public notices, hold public scoping meetings and hearings, and receive and respond to comments on CEQA documents.

If you would like to participate, you can:

Subscribe to the Environmental Review Mailing List to receive electronic notification of currently proposed campus projects.
Review documents for campus projects in the “Projects Currently Under Environmental Review” section above.
If you are unable to view draft environmental PDF documents, you can review them in two other ways:

By appointment at the Campus Planning office. Call (858) 534-6515 to schedule.
Printed versions are available during normal operating hours at the following libraries:
UC San Diego Geisel Library
San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA
San Diego City Library, La Jolla Branch, 7555 Draper Ave., San Diego, CA
San Diego City Library, North University Community Branch, 8820 Judicial Dr, San Diego, CA
San Diego City Library, University Community Branch, 4155 Governor Dr., San Diego, CA
Public Comments
You may provide comments regarding the accuracy of draft environmental documents by:

Email
U.S. mail or delivery to:
Catherine Presymk
University of California San Diego
Campus Planning
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0074 (for U.S. Mail)
Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 355 (for deliveries)
La Jolla, California 92093-0074

The Chancellor’s Office is committed to fostering and strengthening positive relationships with the campus and community organizations. The Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board (CCAB), formerly known as the Board of Overseers, advocates for UC San Diego and advises the Chancellor, with specific emphasis on the university’s role in the community. The board also supports the formulation and execution of advocacy plans and programs related to increasing the community’s understanding of the positive impact UC San Diego has on the region’s development and progress. Created by former Chancellor William D. McElroy in 1973, CCAB is one of the oldest advisory boards of its type in the University of California system.


A brief description outlining how the framework conforms to the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard:

Between the policies and practices of Campus Planning and our adherence to CEQA, we do meet the principles of the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard.

Under AA1000, organizations are committed to be accountable to those on whom the we have an impact and who have an impact on us, and to enable their participation in identifying issues and finding solutions. It is about collaborating at all levels, including governance, to achieve better outcomes. Our CEQA process outlined above ensures back and forth dialogue between the campus, city, and regional community and decision-makers at UC San Diego.

Under AA1000, an organization commits to make good decisions alongside its stakeholders by determining and analyzing what is material to its sustainability efforts. The process is designed to ensure that comprehensive and balanced information is input and then analyzed. The University is updating its Long Range Development Plan for presentation to the UC Regents in spring 2018, and as part of this we are completing what we consider a full materiality assessment. Under CEQA an Environmental Impact Report that has analyzed data, cumulative impacts and alternatives, and presents either findings of no significant impact or mitigation strategies across the following categories:

- Aesthetics
- Air quality
- Biological resources
- Cultural and Tribal Cultural Resources
- Geology and soils
- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Hazards and hazardous materials
- Hydrology and water quality
- Land use and planning
- Noise
- Population and housing
- Public services
- Recreation
- Transportation and traffic
- Utilities, service systems and energy (this includes MSW, recycling and composting)
- Agriculture and forestry resources
- Mineral resources
- Growth inducement (direct population and employment, indirect economic and population, infrastructure)

Finally, AA1000 requires that organizations commit to responsiveness to stakeholder issues that affect its sustainability performance and is realized through decisions, actions and performance, as well as communication with stakeholders. The extensive stakeholder involvement we have on campus through not only the CEQA process but also through the CCAB help us meet this commitment.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Campus Planning Contact: Robert Clossin, Director of Campus and Community Planning
California Environmental Quality Act Contact: Catherine Presmyk

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.