Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
PAE-13: Staff Professional Development in Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Janie Evans
Human Resources
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Does the institution make training and professional development opportunities available to all staff?:

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

All full-time staff are eligible to take one undergraduate class per semester free of charge. Their spouses/partners are eligible to take two courses per semester tuition free. Should a staff member use this benefit to pursue a GMC degree, s/he will study sustainability because GMC takes the environment as an organizing subject for its liberal arts curriculum.

All full-time faculty and staff, and their spouses/partners, who meet the requirements for admission to GMC's graduate programs may complete either an Masters in Sustainable Business Administration or a Masters of Science in Environmental Studies at half tuition.

Since these are low residency programs, pursuing these degrees is compatible with holding a full- or part-time job. As with the undergraduate offerings, the focus of these programs is sustainability.

All community members, including staff, are welcome to GMC faculty colloquium events. Since GMC's mission is centered in sustainability, by extension, many colloquium events are focused on sustainability.

The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability are available:

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