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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating Systemâ„¢ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

STARS Data Quality Boot Camp Webinar Series

Expanded from last year, the STARS Data Quality Boot Camp 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 catch data quality issues before it is published. While this process helps to promote data quality, it can result in a long delay if significant issues are found in the report. This series of webinars will focus on data accuracy tips for credits that are commonly misinterpreted. Join presenters Jordan Schanda and Monika Urbanski as they explain what you can do to put your best report forward before the 2019 deadlines!

Webinar Titles, Summary, Dates and Times:

  • Overall Tips - Tues. Jan. 22, 2019, 2-3pm EST

    • The first webinar in the series focuses on general tips that apply across all STARS categories and credits, and an overview of the 2019 data sharing deadlines and parameters. Special attention will be paid to the first section of STARS (Institutional Characteristics), as well as Innovation credits. Register here.

  • Academics - Thurs. Jan. 24, 2019, 2-3pm EST

    • The second webinar in the series focuses on the Academics section of STARS. General tips for reporting on standard and exemplary practice credits under Curriculum and Research will be covered. The webinar will discuss data accuracy tips on credits related to Academic Courses, Learning Outcomes, Sustainability Literacy Assessment, Academic Research, Access to Research and more. Register here.

  • Engagement - Tues. Jan. 29, 2019, 2-3pm EST

    • The third webinar in the series focuses on the Engagement section of STARS. General tips for reporting on standard and exemplary practice credits under Campus Engagement and Public Engagement will be covered. The webinar will include data accuracy tips on credits related to Assessing Sustainability Culture, Employee Educators Programs, Inter-Campus Collaboration, Participation in Public Policy and more. Register here.

  • Operations - Thurs. Jan. 31, 2019, 2-3pm EST

    • The fourth webinar in the series focuses on the Operations (OP) section of STARS. General tips for reporting on OP credits will be covered, including several exemplary practice credits. The webinar will include data accuracy tips on credits related to Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Building Operations & Maintenance, Food & Beverage Purchasing, Sustainable Purchasing and more. Register here.

  • Planning & Administration - Tues, Feb. 5, 2019, 2-3pm EST

    • The fifth and final webinar in the series focuses on the Planning & Administration (PA) section of STARS. General tips for reporting on PA credits will be covered, including several exemplary practice credits. The webinar will include data accuracy tips on credits related to Sustainability Planning, Participatory Governance, Support for Underrepresented Groups, Investment Disclosure, Employee Compensation and more. Register here.

AASHE members will have access to a recording of the webinar(s) following the broadcasts. For questions, please email [email protected].