Community Engagement Assessment (3.0)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership (IL) credit. IL credits recognize institutions that are seeking innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership in ways that are not otherwise captured in STARS. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 10 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IL 16: Community Engagement Assessment – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

This is a new bonus credit in STARS. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

Resources, Templates & Tools

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Review the list of institutions that have earned the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification to see if your institution already qualifies.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • There must be evidence that the institution currently holds the Carnegie Foundation’s Elective Classification for Community Engagement, OR the institution has conducted a comprehensive assessment of its community engagement activities using the SHEFCE (TEFCE) Toolbox or AASHE-approved equivalent.

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