News Category: Tips & Tools

Get Ready for STARS 3.0!

The next iteration of STARS, version 3.0, is set to launch in the 2nd quarter of 2024. The product of a four-year development process, STARS 3.0 features: Redesigned credits and easier-to-follow scoring formulas Simplified course and research inventories Streamlined, performance-based credits More robust indicators of racial equity and social justice By redesigning credits with accessibility […]

How Do STARS, UI GreenMetric and THE Impact Rankings Compare?

In response to inquiries from members, AASHE has produced a document summarizing the major features of the three most widely used international higher education sustainability reporting and assessment frameworks. It is intended to highlight the similarities and differences between the platforms and help institutions decide which of these programs to participate in. Download the publication.

NEW Video Series: STARS Data Accuracy

The STARS Data Accuracy Video Series highlights data quality tips and resources for credits in the latest version of STARS. The STARS Help Center launched in 2019, and we’ve steadily been adding credit articles to answer FAQs, list common issues, and provide reporting examples for specific credits.  This year, we’re excited to share a brand […]

STARS 2.2 data collection templates

In advance of the release of STARS 2.2, AASHE has published new templates to assist your institution with data collection. The files are available in Forms & Templates and include: A text file for each v.2.2 credit to make it simple to create your own data collection forms. A faculty survey template to ask academic […]

Earn your STARS rating faster: Avoid the most common mistakes

If you’ve submitted a STARS report in the last couple of years, then you know what it’s like to hit that submit button and then sit back and wait. After each report is submitted, AASHE staff provide a review of about a third of all credits to ensure that credit criteria are satisfied. This review […]

STARS Data Quality Boot Camp Webinar Series

Expanded from last year, the STARS Data Quality Boot Camp webinar series will help you gain the insights you need to submit a high-quality STARS report in time for the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, Princeton Review and Sierra data sharing deadlines. Every STARS 2.1 report undergoes a standard collaborative review and revision process intended to […]

New Streamlined Review Template Now Available

STARS includes incentives to encourage institutions to complete an assurance process that successfully identifies and resolves inconsistencies prior to submitting its STARS Report. To help facilitate pre-submission assurance, AASHE publishes a STARS Review Template. The template highlights common issues that AASHE staff have identified during standard post-submission reviews. Download the revised STARS Review Template in MS […]