Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.20
Liaison Smith Getterman
Submission Date March 1, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Baylor University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Smith Getterman
Assistant Director of Sustainability and Special Projects
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 Office of Sustainability puts together programming for an annual STEPP luncheon put on by the Baylor University Staff Council.

The STEPP Program was implemented to encourage Baylor University's staff to be all they can, personally and professionally. The philosophy and objective of STEPP is to provide staff with the tools and encouragement that stimulate personal and professional growth and development. The programming offered by the Office of Sustainability trains staff members in proper sustainability related practices such as energy conservation, correct waste and recycling disposal procedures, and gives tips and information on transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle.


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):

Staff regularly attend national conferences, local conferences, and participate in webinars on sustainability related topics that feature training and education on related issues.


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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