Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Florida State University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
1.25 / 2.00 Jamie Valentine
Partnerships Coordinator
Sustainable Campus
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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:

Sustainability professional development opportunities are available to any department that requests a program, workshop, or presentation from the Sustainable Campus office. Opportunities available to staff encompass a variety of topics including current sustainability achievement on campus, proper recycling based on campus standards, resources available to staff including the new myFSU Sustainability App, and how to get involved with sustainability on campus. Departments are then encouraged to incorporate new sustainable behaviors into their workplace. Encouragement and acknowledgement for staff exemplifying sustainable workplaces is presented in the form of Green Office Certification. Sustainable Campus staff have presented trainings on sustainability topics to the School of Business, School of Motion Picture Arts, and International Programs. The Sustainable Campus office also develops sustainability events open to staff and provide sustainability education to Green Office Liaisons in 25 different offices.

The Faculty Luncheon Series, established 1981, is Florida State University’s longest running, regularly occurring, interdisciplinary lecture series. Open to the FSU staff, faculty, and the public, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy lunch and learn about the research and creative activities of FSU’s faculty. Luncheons occur once a month and are co-sponsored by UKirk Tallahassee, the FSU Office of Faculty Development and Advancement, and the FSU Faculty and Friends Club.


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):

Staff from the Sustainable Campus office participate in the yearly AASHE conference with full financial support by FSU Facilities.


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) :
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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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