Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.66
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 23, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Auburn University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Jennifer Morse
Administrator: Outreach and Communications
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 university has an employee resource page with professional development opportunities related to sustainability. The page compiles the online courses available through Lynda.com, the university's professional development and training portal, where employees log in to find numerous course options. The page also summarizes Auburn's sustainability-related memberships and outlines the professional development resources and opportunities found throughout each.

Auburn has sustainability-related topics as Universal Performance Dimensions, which are performance evaluation measures common to all employees and included in performance plans. Universal Performance Dimensions include: teamwork, stakeholder focus, diversity and equity commitment, balanced decision-making, strategic focus, uncommon integrity, ability to conceptualize, adaptability, builds partnerships, communicates effectively, creativity and innovation, critical thinking, facilitates change, interpersonal versatility, manages conflict, people focus, plans and organizes, quality focus, technical and professional knowledge.


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 university supports employees in attending sustainability-related conferences and training workshops through reimbursement of registration and travel expenses. A list of upcoming sustainability-related conferences is maintained on the Professional Development, Sustainability, & You page.


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) :
1-24%

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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