Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.16
Liaison Matthew Liesch
Submission Date May 13, 2024

STARS v2.2

Central Michigan University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Eric Urbaniak
Student Reviewer
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Central Michigan University offers internal custodial training throughout the year to all custodial staff on green cleaning products, techniques and priorities. Additionally, Saphire Cureg offers trainings on cultural sensitivity, multicultural dynamics and other social equity-related training to all faculty, staff and students, with a reported attendance of most staff registering for said training, each year. The HR department promotes several trainings in areas of leadership and diversity that is required for staff. Twice per year, the academic and professional programs staff are taken to a remote campus location and provide specific training in areas of leadership, emotional and cultural intelligence. All of the trainings are tracked and reviewed as part of the performance review which is conducted at least four times per year for each employee.

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

Central Michigan University offers custodial training from contracted vendors throughout the year to all custodial staff on green cleaning products, techniques, and priorities.

CMU also offers an online workshop in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for people continuing education through CMU externally. This 3-month course is designed to educate candidates on cutting-edge green building and sustainable design practices and enables participants to designate that expertise with an internationally recognized professional credential.

Professional development opportunities that promote sustainability are always encouraged. Otherwise, sustainability training is conducted on an individual, and department by department basis, often varying slightly based on an employees unit.

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
75% or more

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :

All staff are assessed annually based on sustainability oriented categories defined by the Department of Institutional Diversity. These are outlined in the attached file entitled "Performance Review Template."

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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