Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.63
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2021

STARS v2.2

Carnegie Mellon University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Gloria Gruber
Sr. Director, People & Organizational Effectiveness
AVP-HR:Human Resources
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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:

Because several of the UN Sustainable Development goals are pertinent in this context, we've categorized our staff development and training opportunities within that framework. Some of the opportunities below are also addressed in other Credits.

UN Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages:
We offer Free Group X-ercise classes for CMU undergraduate/graduate students, faculty and staff. These classes are offered at no cost and taught by professional instructors. Group X applies to current CMU faculty, students, and staff. See http://athletics.cmu.edu/fitness/groupx for additional info.

Additionally, campus wellness programs are also offered through Student Affairs Wellness Initiatives. Although student focused, staff are encouraged to participate. See https://www.cmu.edu/wellness/

UN Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all:
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) offers its members rich opportunities to increase their knowledge, enhance their skills, interact with their peers, and increase their social and cultural awareness. Osher provides its members a wide range of courses taught by members, volunteers, faculty from CMU and other regional colleges and universities, and representatives from community organizations, all eager to share their expertise and engage in dialogue with their peers. Although Osher and Carnegie Mellon University are two separate organizations they interact in many ways, enriching one another and the surrounding community they share. Osher’s membership is a reflection of the University’s commitment to nurturing individuals for a lifetime. Osher provides the University with audiences for artistic and musical performances, patronage of dining facilities, volunteers for research projects conducted by students and faculty, and an opportunity for current and retired faculty to share their passions and expertise with eager, mature students. Membership in Osher provides CMU alumni with an opportunity to strengthen their connection with the Oakland campus. The University, instrumental in the founding of Osher’s lifetime learning program, continues to provide the Osher program with a rich cultural and educational environment, classrooms and office space, technical assistance, and many other support services. See https://www.cmu.edu/osher/ for more info.

UN Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls:
Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA) is open to all women associated with the university including faculty, administrators, trustees, and staff or wives/partners and friends of faculty, administrators, trustees, and staff. CMWA celebrates the diversity and achievements of women at Carnegie Mellon while building a greater sense of community life on campus. Programs include Networking Happy Hours, Lunch & Learns, Community Service, and Speaker Series. See https://www.cmu.edu/cmwa/index.html for more info.

Additionally, Staff Council provides formal and informal opportunities for staff members to get involved. Staff Council is a volunteer organization that serves as the voice for staff at CMU through policy advocacy and community involvement. See https://www.cmu.edu/staff-council/ for more info.

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

Carnegie Mellon University was a GCSHE Host Institution, allowing all CMU employees and students to attend AASHE’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education for free.

In addition, CMU provides access to several on demand training modules via an internal training content management system (FocusU) and via a partnership with LinkedIn Learning. The training sessions cover topics such as building a strategic commitment to sustainability, facilitating sustainable change, weighing risk and opportunities, effects of environmental change, employee's guide to sustainability, and sustainability strategies.

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 :

Sustainability is a core value at CMU and our performance management process allows supervisors to determine how to measure employee performance related to core values and competencies.

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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