Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.78
Liaison Jessica Bowen
Submission Date March 4, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Aquinas College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Jessica Eimer Bowen
Director of Sustainability
Center for 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):
25-49%

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

Aquinas College's Center for Sustainability and Faculty Sustainability Fellows coordinate two regular educational series' called the Sustainability Brownbag Series and Economicology Forum Series, to increase campus discussions of sustainability and Economicology. The events are open to staff, faculty, students, and community members. A minimum of one Forum event and two sustainability brown bag events are held per semester. Expert speakers cover topics such as Laudato Si, invasive species, sustainability across the curriculum, sustainable food systems, and innovation.


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):

The Center for Sustainability often pays for college employees to attend community sustainability events to learn more about the topic.


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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