Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.38
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Denison University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
No

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
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A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

Every year, the Office of Sustainability and the Sustainability Committee offer training to staff regarding Denison's sustainability efforts and best-practices for using Denison's resources efficiently. Recent topics of this training have included: green paper purchasing and printer usage and using e-procurement to identify and track green purchases.

Through a partnership with Career Growth Institute, Denison offers an Environmental Awareness training called - EarthSense. Below is a description of the course:

Environmental Awareness “Being green” is a priority for many countries, organizations, and individuals as we address the challenge of global warming and pollution. This program is designed to create environmental awareness and educate employees and managers on achieving sustainable business practices. Learn what you can do to help protect the plant’s natural resources by examining your current practices at work and at home and finding ways to adjust your habits to be more eco-friendly.

Objectives:
• Understand the environmental issues
• Eliminate business practices and individual behaviors that are not eco-friendly
• Identify the benefits to the organization’s image and bottom line
• Identify sustainable practices in all of your environments


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

Denison continues to offer a stipend and reimbursement to any faculty wishing to attend conferences and workshops related to developing curriculum around sustainability.


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
1-24%

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

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