Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.09
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date May 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Agnes Scott College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.93 / 4.00 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
1,040

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,006

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
96.73

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Environmental Residents

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):

The Environmental Residents (ERs) work in collaboration with the Center for Sustainability to encourage sustainable living habits among their student peers. They maintain communication with their Resident Assistant and custodians to ensure the Center’s sustainability goals are being achieved. They also design monthly programming and awareness campaigns to extend their outreach to the entire student body. Any student is eligible to apply for the ER program, including commuter students, so now we have a way to ensure these non-residential students are receiving sustainability outreach as well. In the week prior to the start of the fall semester, the ERs return to campus for an orientation program. Led by their staff adviser, the ERs receive an overview of sustainability on campus, including a sustainability-focused tour of campus, and review their initiatives for the year. The ERs also review the expectations for their position and participate in team bonding activities. Environmental Residents engage in peer-to-peer education by working with student organizations who want to plan more sustainable events, programming in the residence halls to highlight sustainable living habits and expanding awareness of local and global issues in sustainability. Part of the peer-to-peer education includes a "passion project" that ERs choose that can be in any topic of sustainability that interests them. ERs showcase their passion projects on the Center for Sustainability’s social media to share with the Agnes and outside community.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

Since ~80% of our students live on campus, the ERs primary responsibilities are in their residence halls by promoting sustainable living habits in the dorms.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
18

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
36

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
7

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
4,536

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Bee Society

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

The purpose of the Bee Society is to educate the college and local community on the importance of pollinators, maintaining and caring for the campus hives, and preserving one of humanity's most important symbiotic relationships. The Bee Society hosts a series of campus events, such as Bee Aware Week and beehive tours with Dr. John Pilger, to educate their peers on the importance of bees and native pollinators. The executive board has also taken part in successful advocacy efforts on campus, including the passage of a campus-wide Integrated Pest Management Plan and the certification of Agnes Scott as a Bee Campus USA.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The Bee Society has an extensive email list of roughly 300 campus community members. The organization works across the campus community, and successfully educates their undergraduate peers and faculty/staff.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
5

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
36

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
720

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
5,256

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
5.22

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Information for this credit was completed based on student outcomes pre-COVID19 to reflect programming during normal college operations. While both of these organizations continued to be active from March 2020-present, the COVID19 pandemic severely impacted their outreach efforts.

All undergraduate students are receive peer-to-peer education through these two programs, including commuter students. These two programs do not actively engage with Agnes Scott's graduate student population, and those students are therefore are not counted in the number of students served.

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