William & Mary

Science and Technical Advisory Subcommittee

The Science and Technical Advisory Subcommittee (STAC) is the primary assessment and monitoring arm of COS.  STAC is responsible for developing an ecosystem plan that defines the College’s ecosystem to be studied and managed, the current state of that ecosystem, and appropriate assessment methodologies.  STAC is co-chaired by Professor of Biology Dan Cristol and student Andrew Corso '17 [[e|adcorso]]

The Greenhouse Gas Working Group is lead by Professor Dennis Tyler and student Carrie Adams

This pair is responsible for conducting an annual greenhouse gas inventory comparing how Greenhouse Gas Emissions at William and Mary compare to other universities. 

The Storm Water Management Working Group is lead by Professor Randy Chambers

This group is responsible for monitoring stormwater runoff on campus and making recommendations to control runoff and improve the condition of waterways on campus. 

The Academic Courses Working Group

The Academic Courses working group will update the Sustainability course listings provided by the registrar. This group will catalog sustainability courses and courses that have a sustainability component using the AASHE STARS framework and definitions as well as how many departments offer such courses.  

The Learning Outcomes Working Group

The learning outcomes of degrees and courses will be evaluated for sustainability compenents in line with AASHE STARS. 

The Academic Research Working Group

The percentage of research faculty, staff, and departments are conducting that relate to sustainability will be cataloged within AASHE STARS guidelines.

The Sustainability Literacy Assessment Working Group

To help determine the success of sustainability initiatives this working group will create a pre and post survey that will evaluate the knowledge of sustainability topics.