Cornell Recognized as Top Performer in 2016 Sustainable Campus Index
Cornell secured third place ranking in the area of Diversity and Affordability...comments share
Cornell University has been recognized as a top performer in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index (pdf), achieving the third spot area of Diversity and Affordability. The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), highlights top-performing colleges and universities in 17 areas and overall by institution type, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).
Cornell achieved top performer status by earning a high score overall and/or in the Diversity and Affordability subcategory in STARS. Cornell University’s office of Institutional Research & Planning has partnered with academic leadership to develop dashboards to continuously assess and track diversity and equity by school and by degree objective program, graduation and retention rates for diverse groups, and perceptual measures on an annual basis. This information has been used to develop student-focused annual initiatives for Cornell’s Diversity and Inclusion framework, Toward New Destinations.
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self- reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS was developed by AASHE with broad participation from the higher education community. The credits included in STARS span the breadth of higher education sustainability and are organized into four categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations, and Planning & Administration. All reports are publicly accessible on the STARS website. For more information, visit stars.aashe.org.
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