Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Elon University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Elaine Durr
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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)?:
Yes

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):
1-24%

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

Starting in the fall of 2011, the Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the Office of Leadership and Professional Development (OLPD), began offering staff professional development opportunities on sustainability. The session, entitled Creating a More Sustainable Workplace, educates participants about Elon’s sustainability program and how they can be a Sustainability Leader in their office. Participants are encouraged to take the information gained back to their departments/offices along with a Sustainable Workplace Assessment Tool. The Tool helps departments/offices identify their accomplishments and areas for improvement. This introductory session continues to be offered once a semester and is included in an individual's Experiences Certificate provided by OLPD. Those who attend the session become part of the Sustainability Leaders group on campus. This group meets once a semester to share ideas and resources and to learn about new campus sustainability initiatives. The group also has a listserv and Moodle site for communication between in-person meetings.
The Faculty Fellow for Sustainability offers lunch and learn programs open to staff and faculty generally once a year. They are usually led by a faculty or staff member knowledgeable on the given topic. The last two topics were Green Cleaning and Opportunities and Challenges Associated with the Renewable Energy Revolution.


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):

Office of Sustainability staff and the Faculty Fellow for Sustainability attend the AASHE conference regularly. Office of Sustainability staff are also supported in attending other conferences based upon interest. Funding is also provided for local workshops and webinars.
Some faculty members in the School of Education and the Environmental Studies department regularly attend professional conferences, which cover sustainability related topics.


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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