Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.33
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Johnson County Community College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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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:
75% or more

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

Center for Sustainability staff offer formal and informal, passive and active presentations on various topics during our semi-annual Professional Development Days. The most widespread and successful of these is the zero waste breakfast, known institutionally as the "Better Together Breakfast." During the event, interns and staff from the Center for Sustainability conduct their own experiential education opportunities for diners, explaining what can be composted and why, how the compost is processed, and where it is used on campus. Passive opportunities at the Breakfast include centerpieces planted in recycled bottles containing a fun fact about campus recycling and composting.

Later during the week, Center staff have a tabling event with trivia for passersby in which they can win the centerpieces.

Finally, during campuswide PDD, Center Staff routinely present in half-hour sessions on a wide range of topics of interest to faculty, staff, and administration: how to make events more sustainable, internship experiences, making 'green decisions' at home and in the office, sustainability in the classroom, strategies for talking with and learning from children about climate change, and campus composting and recycling.

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

The Center for Sustainability funds one or more representatives from other departments to attend AASHE each year. Representatives from Dining Services and JCCC's Student Life office have attended and presented to their unit peers following their participation.

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:

Staff within the Center for Sustainability and Dining Services all include work toward campus sustainability in their performance reviews.

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