Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.00
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Black Hills State University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.09 / 4.00 Deborah Liddick
AD of Facilities Services and Sustainability
Facilities Services
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
5,768

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
848

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
14.70

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Jacket Model Program

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

Jacket Model Program and Residential Curriculum: Each semester, Resident Assistants (RA) are required to hold six programs for campus residents. Program themes are selected from a ‘Jacket Model’ with six sections, including an “Awareness” and “Service” sections and others relating to health, wellness, multicultural issues, and collegiate and professional development. On average, each hall provides two programs per category each semester. Environmental and sustainability programming are often incorporated into the “awareness”, "wellness" and “service” categories. There were a total of 34 sustainability programs under the three categories which lasted 1.5 hours each.


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

Target audience is the on-campus residents.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
28

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
51

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

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

We launched an Eco-Rep program through the BHSU Office of Sustainability beginning in the academic year 2018-19. There are 1-2 Eco-Reps selected per residence hall, 1-2 for the Yellow Jacket Apartments, and 1-2 commuter Eco-Reps. These student leaders educate their peers on sustainable living and advocate for environmental awareness through campus events, social media, and stewardship. Eco-Reps complete the program with hands on experience in project management, public speaking, educational outreach, and leadership that will set them apart from others in their future endeavors. Eco-Reps will receive training in sustainability and program planning. Eco-Reps receive a $50 monthly stipend and certificate of program completion at the end of the school year. Additionally, the lead Eco-Rep position helps to advise students in completion of their projects and initiatives to meet the requirements of the Eco-Rep program through programming, zero-waste events and recycling move-in and move-out days as well as attending three meetings/month.


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

Target audience is the on-campus residents.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
7

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
32

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
285

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):
336

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.40

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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3451 is the number of degree-seeking students enrolled in a for-credit program. Our headcount number, included in IC-3 includes students not currently enrolled in a degree program, such as continuing education students, non-credit students, and other students who are not recognized by the institution as seeking a degree, certificate, or other formal award.

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