Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Colorado State University
EN-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

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

The Professional Development Institute provides seminars and training sessions each January at a time when most faculty and staff are able to attend before spring semester begins. Previous seminars include, "Our footprint and the path to zero" (the staff/faculty role in the path to carbon neutrality), "Greening Your Office," "Urban and Office Gardening," "Sustainability in Healthcare," and "the Live Green Community: Using Service Learning to introduce students to natural resources." There are extensive opportunities for diversity training, wellness programs, and other opportunities that fall within the greater definition of sustainability.

Throughout the year, the Institute for Learning and Teaching offers professional development on a number of sustainability-related topics including Teaching Sustainability through a Race, Color, and Gender Justice Lens Across the Curricula, Focus on Diversity: Creating Inclusive Classrooms, and Developing a Social Justice Education Instructional Lens for the College Classroom.

The purchasing department also organizes a Green Market Vendor Fair on campus each year to educate faculty and departments about options for sustainable purchasing.

The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:

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

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