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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 Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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University of Northern Iowa
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

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University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,010

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:

The University of Northern Iowa includes Sustainability as one of eight core University Values. It states related to this value "Sustainability – an attractive, well-maintained campus environment that enhances the living and learning experience with an emphasis on environmental stewardship". Additionally, sustainability is a component of a number of goals included within the 2010-2015 strategic plan.


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:

The following goals and objectives related to social components of sustainability are included in the strategic plan.

Goal 5. Create and maintain an inclusive educational environment that prepares students to thrive in a diverse global environment

G5.Objective 1 – Educate all students to ensure that they are prepared to live and work successfully in a diverse world

G5.O1.S1 – Increase the number of students who participate in diverse cultural experiences

G5.O1.S2 – Provide more opportunities for students to have meaningful interactions with people from backgrounds different from their own

G5.Objective 2 – Enhance the international and domestic diversity of the student body and university faculty and staff

G5.O2.S1 – Broaden recruitment and retention efforts to attract and retain more diverse students, faculty, and staff

G5.O2.S2 – Implement programs to infuse diversity awareness and accountability into the management and organizational culture

G5.Objective 3 – Equip students, faculty, and staff to engage positively and productively in diverse learning communities

G5.O3.S1 – Enhance faculty and staff professional development to help integrate diverse populations across the university

G5.O3.S2 – Develop and maintain meaningful collaborative relationships with domestic and international communities

G5.O3.S3 – Broaden intercultural knowledge, competence, and engagement
Goal 6. Enhance the economic, social, cultural, and sustainable development of the state

G6.Objective 1 – Expand the university culture of community engagement to increase the depth and breadth of participation

G6.O1.S1 – Develop and implement effective community-engagement approaches, including rewards and recognition for the scholarship of engagement

G6.O1.S2 – Provide faculty and staff development to support service learning

G6.O1.S3 – Increase service-learning opportunities and community engagement in existing UNI courses

G6.Objective 3 – Promote a broad range of arts and cultural engagement opportunities to Iowa citizens

G6.O3.S1 – Assess and address the arts and cultural engagement needs of Iowa communities and regions through student, staff, and faculty engagement

G6.O3.S2 – Increase opportunities for primary- and secondary-school students to experience a variety of arts and culture programs at UNI and in their schools


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:

The following goals and objectives related to economic components of sustainability are included in the strategic plan.

G3.Objective 2 – Promote excellence and innovations in graduate education

G3.O2.S1 – Support graduate programs that prepare leaders in their professions; enhance the social, cultural, and economic development of Iowa; and serve the public good

Goal 6. Enhance the economic, social, cultural, and sustainable development of the state

G6.Objective 2 – Provide support for the economic, social, and sustainable development priorities of Iowa

G6.O2.S1 – Assess and address the critical economic, social, and sustainable development needs of Iowa communities and the region through student, staff, and faculty engagement

G6.O2.S2 – Expand support for entrepreneurs across Iowa and the nation

G6.O2.S3 – Support workforce development by assisting state and regional workforce initiatives, including programs to accommodate refugee and immigrant populations


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

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