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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 Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 19, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Vermont
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

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Complete Expired Gioia Thompson
Director
UVM Office of Sustainability
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,012

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
No

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Engages in continuous strategic planning and implements well-devised actions designed to sustain, promote, and measure academic creativity, research breakthroughs, and impacts. New investments, along with cost efficiencies, are essential to enhance the quality, impact, and reputation of the University.


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:

Encourages state officials to support and invest in direct, “special appropriations” that are closely aligned with state priorities and University goals in order to advance the public good within Vermont and the vibrancy of UVM
Provides transparent communications and open dialogue throughout the University in order to achieve outcomes collaboratively
Achieving the right balance in decision making among the following goals:

Promoting student affordability
Advancing institutional quality and value
Maintaining financial sustainability for the institution

Focus on a reasonable, predictable cost of a high quality education experience for students
Hire, retain, and reward top talent among faculty and staff to ensure a culture of excellence and progress


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:

“Access to Success”: Promoting Affordability, Financial Access, and Academic Support

Focus on the “relationship” between tuition and scholarships and financial aid: What is the right balance to maximize prospects for student enrollment and retention and minimize student debt?

Moderate tuition growth and optimize financial support to achieve a tuition level that is financially sustainable for both students and the institution
Prioritize scholarships and financial aid in the upcoming Comprehensive Campaign

Develop a new budget model and framework that includes at its core an incentive-based approach to budgeting (IBB)


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

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