Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.57
Liaison Noah Upchurch
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Catawba College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Noah Upchurch
Senior Sustainability Specialist
Center for the Environment
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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:

The Center for the Environment will present to all campus employees on sustainable habits and practices in everyday work in the Fall of 2023. The College is hosting a Sustainability Town Hall in April 2023 to provide the Catawba community with the opportunity to learn more about sustainability on a macro-level for the College.

The Center is developing other internal training and professional development opportunities for all employees of the College.

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

Catawba College was an official Host Institution of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) annual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) in 2022. As a host institution, all students, staff and faculty had full access to the conference. This information was broadcast through internal College communications networks for faculty and staff members.

Catawba staff have also been able to participate in various sustainability-focused professional development workshops. Recently, the College financially supported staff attending AASHE's "A Deep Dive into STARS Data Quality" workshop.

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 :

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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