Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Michelle Cong
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Amanda Whittingham
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Operations and Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
35121

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
35121

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
Sustainability Student Assistant

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
35121

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

The Sustainability Student Assistant helps the Sustainability Office with all engagement activities and resources. They are tasked with attending college-wide events to spread the word about sustainability, develop new and exciting engagement opportunities, work with the Fanshawe Student Union to make sure sustainability is involved in all events and themed weeks. They are also responsible for regular social media updates and writing articles for the student newspaper.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Students apply online through Fanshawe Career Services and go through an interview process.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

The Sustainability Coordinator provides all training necessary to help students be as successful as possible.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

All student employees are paid minimum wage. Work is organized and supported by the Sustainability Coordinator.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Fanshawe Sustainability Education Presentations

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
1000

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

The Sustainability Coordinator attends orientation sessions to bring the message of sustainability to students when they first arrive at the College, and how they can help make a difference. A very similar presentation is given in classes during the first two months of each semester to new students, to directly engage any who did not attend the orientation sessions. Between 30-50 presentations have been conducted each semester sicne the program began, with an average of 15 students attending each one.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):

If a Sustainability Assistant has been hired, they will assist with presentations, to make it possible to have more completed in less time. Otherwise, all are done by the Sustainability Coordinator.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

The Sustainability Coordinator provides all training necessary to help students be as successful as possible.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

All student employees are paid minimum wage. Work is organized and supported by the Sustainability Coordinator.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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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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For the Fanshawe Sustainability Education Presentations, number of students vary, however on average 450-750 per semester are served by the program.

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