Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.79
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date May 26, 2016
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Colorado College
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.92 / 3.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution administer or oversee an ongoing faculty/staff peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Total number of employees:
877

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
Sustainability Across the Curriculum

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
232

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (1st program):

Tenured faculty may apply to become Faculty Sustainability Scholars and participate in the Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop. Faculty wishing to apply must fill out an application. Ten applications are selected annually.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

The faculty engage in exercises that foster a broad and deep understanding of sustainability, including reflection, field trips, and group discussion to support the development of a greater sense of place. The workshop provides formal training on how to incorporate facets of sustainability into all classes across various departments. At the end of the workshop, participants will have an outline or course module that integrates a model of broad sustainability into an existing course, develops a sustainability focus within an existing course, or creates a new course that includes or focuses on sustainability. Additionally, faculty sustainability scholars meet once per semester to evaluate ongoing progress and to provide and advice and support to each other in their ongoing endeavors.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The institution offers a $1000 stipend to faculty that participate in the program. Faculty receive $500 for completing the 2-day workshop and the additional $500 for submitting a course design and lesson plan for a class after the workshop.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Sustainability Council

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
37

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):

Faculty and staff are both recruited and selected through the President's Office. Once appointed by the President's Office they also report to them as well.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

No formal training is required to join the Campus Sustainability Council (CSC), however once appointed, the CSC meets once a month for an hour and a half to discuss issues involving sustainability. The mission of the CSC is to make Colorado College a model for campus and community sustainability. In regards to employees educating employees, members of the council collaborate during meetings and then spend the following weeks before the next meeting educating their fellow employees on topics discussed. Employees elected to the Sustainability Council serve as representatives to their fellow staff and faculty members. The CSC is an advisory committee that works to design, promote, and implement initiatives that are ecologically viable, economically sound, and socially just. The employees involved in the CSC gain information on current events relating to sustainability as well as learn ways to keep sustainability in the classroom and it is their responsibility to share that information with fellow employees.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

Sustainability Council has purview over $50,000 of the $250,000 that is allotted to facilities. They vote on and use the funds for various projects.


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