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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 Keith Muhlestein
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2012
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STARS v1.0

University of Texas at San Antonio
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

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Criteria

Institution coordinates an ongoing peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program for degree-seeking students.  The institution:

  • Selects or appoints students to serve as educators and formally designates the students as educators,
  • Provides formal training to the educators in how to conduct outreach, and
  • Offers staff and/or other financial support to the program. 

This credit focuses on programs for degree-seeking students enrolled in a for-credit program.  Continuing education and/or non-credit students are excluded from this credit. 

Student clubs or groups, which are covered by Co-Curricular Education Tier Two Credit 1, are not eligible for this credit unless the group meets the criteria outlined above.


Applicability

This credit applies to all institutions.


Scoring

Institutions earn the maximum of 5 points by having a peer-to-peer educator program that reaches all for-credit, degree-seeking students.  Incremental points are available based on the percentage of students served by the peer-to-peer educator program.  For example, an institution with a program that serves 50 percent of all students would earn 2.5 points (half of the points available for this credit). 


Measurement

Timeframe

Report on current program status and offerings for ongoing programs.  Use the most recent data available to report the number of students served by each program and the total number of enrolled students. 

Sampling and Data Standards

Include all for-credit or degree-seeking students; reporting on a sample or sub-set of students is not allowed.

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.