Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.02
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Furman University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
965

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
965

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Wellness Committee Program

A brief description of the employee educators program (1st program):

The mission of the Furman University Wellness Program is to provide environmental, social, and individual support to encourage the Furman community to engage in healthy lifestyles that promote optimal well-being. The Wellness Committee offers many wellness opportunities and programs for employees – see the website and blog for more information.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):

100% of Furman University employees are served by the Wellness Committee program and its endeavors to encourage environmental and physical health on and off Furman's campus.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
9

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
936

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
FRAT (Faculty Recruitment, Advancement, and Tenure)

A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):

FRAT is a subcommittee of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Chaired by faculty members. FRAT Hiring Workshops take a Power Point Presentation developed by the FRAT sub-committee to all departments involved in a job search. The presentation seeks primarily to do three things: alert departments of the university’s commitment to hiring and retaining a diverse faculty; help departments plan a strategy for creating a diverse pool of applicants with the aim of thereby improving our chances to retain a diverse faculty; and advise departments on how to navigate difficulties with making final decisions in connection with the university’s diversity goals.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The FRAT committee program very specifically targets members of the Furman University faculty with its implicit bias training, but has plans to produce an amended version of their program for general staff.


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
6

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
312

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (2nd program):
A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
1,248

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
1.29

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All information about the Wellness Committee Program came from Hannah Dailey at the Shi Center via email.

All information about the FRAT Committee Program came from Savita Nair and Lisa Knight via email.

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