Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.49
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Butler University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Jamie Valentine
Assistant Director CUES
Biological Sciences
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all non-academic staff at least once per year?:

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

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:
At least once a semester CUES staff present through the Provost's Office Staff Training and Enrichment Program (STEP). Previous presentations include, an introduction to sustainability and upcycling/circular economy principles. https://www.butler.edu/provost/step

In 2020/21, the CUES Assistant Director facilitated a year-long Faculty Staff Learning Community (FSLC) about how to incorporate sustainability into our lives, workplace, and classes. https://www.butler.edu/provost/learning-communities

In fall 2021, the CUES is hosted a series of workshops on sustainability, urban ecology, and systems thinking, emotional resilience in sustainability, and a guest speaker on resource extraction and social justice in Indiana. The workshop series will continue in spring 2022 focusing on empowerment and civic engagement in sustainability solutions.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
Full-time staff (3) of the Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES) are reviewed annually based on individually developed goals including sustainability in research, programming, advising student sustainability projects, sustainability partnerships, and University sustainability goals, such as initiatives in the Butler University Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (BUSA).

CUES also supports approximately 30 students a year in various paid positions and internships, all which include performance reviews each semester on success in achieving sustainability goals specific to their project. https://www.butler.edu/cues/student-opportunities

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
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