Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.34
Liaison John Stolz
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Duquesne University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Carissa Lange
Graduate Assistant
Center for Environmental Research & Education (CERE)
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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?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:

The Duquesne University MBA in Sustainable Business Practices offers regular speakers for the entire campus about professional development in the sustainabilty sector. From topics ranging from: Sustainability as a Strategic Business Imperative for All Companies to The Foundation for Building the Bank of the Future and Mitigating Social and Environmental Risks, the entire campus community is able to learn more about a number of pertinent sustainability factors, especially as they relate to the workplace.

Additionally, as part of the Lunch and Learn series regarding the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, campus environment and sustainability was offered to all interested faculty and staff.


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

A program titled "EnviroBytes," is open to the public but is sponsored by the Center for Environmental Research and Education. EnviroBytes is a monthly series in which a guest speaker is invited to discuss topics related to the environment and sustainability. This gives individuals the opportunity to learn more about environmental research developments, job opportunities with nonprofits, and ways to live more sustainably.


Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
1-24%

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

The undergraduate and graduate program coordinators within CERE are informed of recent sustainability initiatives and are often expected to help contribute to campus sustainability in one way or another. Additionally, Facilities Management discusses sustainability in performance reviews when discussing campus improvements that need to be made and how sustainability should be reflected in their decisions.


Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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