Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.17
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

American University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Hannah Debelius
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

- The Ann Ferran Conference is a free, professional development conference offered on campus to all faculty and staff. Office of Sustainability staff offer a session on integrating sustainability into the curriculum in which faculty from all disciplines can explore and develop ideas for the role of sustainability in academics.
- The Staff Council Personnel Conference is a free, annual conference offered to all staff focused on professional development. In Summer 2017, Office of Sustainability staff led a session on "Being a Change Agent" and using sustainability and the Green Office program to foster personal leadership and change agent skills, including how to fold sustainability into staff Performance Management Goals.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

- Through institutional memberships, all faculty and staff have free and open access to the U.S. Green Building Council education platform and the AASHE Hub to pursue sustainability knowledge and education for professional development or a credential.


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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