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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 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Illinois at Chicago
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

In the overall strategy for the plan goal 5 states "UIC will be a destination where students, faculty, and staff want to study, work, and live and that attracts visitors from around the world." This is expanded to include investing in cost-effective energy conservation. The second goal (of 4) for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services addresses this more specifically to "Provide an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally sensitive, and safe physical environment for everyone at UIC".


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:

Many of the overall goals of the UIC Strategic Plan address the social dimensions of sustainability. The first goal of the is "UIC will offer an outstanding education at all levels to a diverse student body". The third goal "Through our Great Cities Commitment, UIC will engage with the people, communities, and institutions of Chicago and other great cities of the world in ways that transform lives" speaks to the role UIC strives to play in the urban community around it.


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:

Goal 6 of the UIC Strategic Plan states "UIC will secure the resources needed to achieve its goals from a wide variety of sources and use those resources widely." This is expanded to include "incorporate cost-effective energy conservation and sustainable design principles into all projects; meet LEED standards".


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

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