Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.95
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2020

STARS v2.2

East Carolina University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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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?:

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:

There are multiple courses offered by the ECU Lifelong Learning Program that are open to current and former non-academic staff. The sustainability-related courses from the Fall 2019 catalog include:

- Real Energy Savings
- Basics of Beekeeping
- ECU Sustainability Program
- Sustainability in Health Care
- Nature's Treasures at our Door Step
- Climate Change and Mass Biological Extinctions

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

The University Sustainability Manager is funded to attend multiple training opportunities each year, including the annual AASHE Conference. In addition, other staff within Facilities, Dining, Parking, Transit, Grounds, and other Campus Living and Campus Operations units attend the Appalachian Energy Summit every summer and many also attend conferences with sustainability tracks in their own fields of practice.

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

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

There are only a handful of positions (e.g. sustainability manager, director of facilities, energy manager, bikeshare coordinator, recycling coordinator, and grounds and utility shop supervisors) that have sustainability metrics in the annual performance reviews.

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

Source: Andrew Ross, Lifelong Learning Program Coordinator

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