Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.35
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date Sept. 10, 2012
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California State University, Fullerton
PAE-13: Staff Professional Development in Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 William Barrett
Interim Vice President
Administration and Finance
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Does the institution make training and professional development opportunities in sustainability available to all staff?:

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

The University Business Institute (UBI) assists the university and its constituents in responding to the increasing complexity of managing university resources. The institute provides programs for both seasoned and novice administrators, staff and academic leaders whose duties include fiscal and human resource management. Programs address issues related to university stewardship and fiduciary responsibilities; budget and financial management; human resources management; risk management and liability; internal controls; and resource planning. Supplemental programs and workshops in areas such as communication, personal development and wellness, and productivity enhancement provide skills and techniques necessary to support effective resource management and individual and university success. Benefits to participants include improved understanding of university policies and procedures, increased knowledge and expertise necessary for sound decision-making, better understanding of broad university resource issues and implications, enhanced insight into the CSUF culture and organizational competencies, improved personal and professional proficiency.
UBI offers more than 75 different classes throughout the academic year to provide training and support for staff and faculty university-wide. Training and workshop materials are available online and some classes are available as both an online and in-person class. More information is available at: http://www.fullerton.edu/UBI

CSU provides eligible employees (faculty/staff) an opportunity to take two courses or 8 units per semester with a reduction of fees for either job-related courses or as part of a career development plan. More information is available at: http://hr.fullerton.edu/Benefits/FeeWaiver/

The Division of Information Technology licensed the lynda.com library. This is an online training tutorial. The Computer training workshops program is available to all CSUF faculty and Staff. Information of what lynda.com has to offer can be found at: http://my.fullerton.edu/PortalVSVB/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=3&tabid=857
IT Training is available at: http://fullerton.edu/ittraining and the Faculty Development Center http://fdc.fullerton.edu/
Ongoing staff development is available via the Faculty/Staff Portal. The Employee Training Center offers extensive courses employees can register for.

CSUF Environmental Health and Instructional Safety (EHIS) department develops and implements programs aimed at protecting the safety and well-being of the entire campus community. The safety training programs at Cal State Fullerton are intended to increase safety, environmental awareness and to promote the safety and health of faculty, staff, and students. Government regulations (Cal/OSHA, EPA, etc.) and campus policy drive the course offerings so we add/change courses as needed. Several of the courses offered contain training on various aspects of social, economic and environmental sustainability and are available to all university staff. Safety Training programs are offered in person classes as well as web-based training. CSUF EHIS offers a wealth of informal and one-on-one training in the use of the fume hoods in the labs. By posting instructions on the hoods and through this training we are trying to reduce the energy consumption involved with use of the exhaust hoods. The hood users are instructed to lower the hood sash, as low as possible during use and completely closed during non-use. This approach saves a lot of energy.
The following link is a list of EH&IS classes offered, http://vpait.fullerton.edu/ETC/SafetyClassListing.pdf

The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability are available:

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