Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.34
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

James Madison University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Amanda Bodle
Sustainability Specialist
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all non-academic staff at least once per year?:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:

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

A workshop is offered at least annually in person as an introduction to green office best practices. Participants view short (5 to 15 minute long) online modules, such as the Big Picture, Energy, the 6Rs, and Purchasing/Procurement, which were created by Dr. Maria Papadakis and Dr. Jennifer Coffman, faculty members in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology. Participants have the option of completing all of the modules independently at any time. Participants also watch a brief video about campus sustainability highlights and complete a worksheet recording implementation of certain actions. Approximately 22 non-academic staff (<1% of staff) per year take this training. The training counts toward the Administrative Assistant Certificate, but those in other roles also participate as the training also counts as training credit more broadly. Those completing the training receive a certificate in addition to JMU training credit. This training was originally called "Greening Your Office." The modules are collectively still called that but the overall title of the training was changed to "Greening Your Workspace" as of January 2019 to be more inclusive. Based on feedback from sustainability committee members, two levels of Greening Your Workspace participation are now offered - Acorn and Oak. Acorn level takes less than 30 minutes to complete, while the Oak level takes approximately 75 minutes and earns Training and Development credit. All participants receive an electronic logo to be added to their email signature.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :

Funds are available through Talent Development http://www.jmu.edu/talentdevelopment/trainingfunds.shtml and an employee tuition waiver https://www.jmu.edu/humanresources/benefits/tuition-assistance/index.shtml
Staff members can apply to use these funds for sustainability-related training and courses, respectively.

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Responsible party for performance review information: Mr. Rick Larson, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Training and Performance

Responsible party for professional development: Amanda Bodle, Program Manager, ISNW

Reference for total number of non-academic staff: IPEDS Fall 2020 Human Resources - https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/institutionprofile.aspx?unitId=232423

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