Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of 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:

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

The Office of Sustainability offers events throughout the year which include tours, field trips, films and guest speakers on topics related to sustainability. The Office of Sustainability also offers guides on how to incorporate sustainability in the workplace and invites staff members to partipate in its programs and on its various committees.

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

We support external events in two ways:
1. We host a number of external organizations each year which provide professional development opportunities. Whenever possible we make this program available to our community at low to no cost as part of the hosting partnership. Examples of this include Association of Climate Change Officers, Intentional Endowment Network, and AIA Chicago, IL Green Alliance (USGBC).
2. We support staff and faculty attending professional meetings and conferences that provide these opportunities. Our annual budget for professional development and conference travel is over $6.3 Million. Examples of this include GreenBuild, AASHE, NACUBO, as well as institution specific meetings including American Jesuit Colleges and Universities conferences, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

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 :

Only staff that have a sustainability role have this incorporated into their annual review.
This would include operational staff such as Facilities, Procurement, and IT or Programmatic staff like Residence Life.

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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