Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.86
Liaison Alyssa Erding
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2021

STARS v2.2

Macalester College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Christie Manning
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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:

In 2019, the Sustainability Manager regularly offered staff training on the Sustainability Plan and related issues through the annual January and May staff training. There is always at least one session dedicated to sustainability, and often more. It varies each year as staff are able to submit sessions they are interested in.
The Sustainability Manager also regularly gave talks for Wellness and Health at Macalester (WHAM) and the Staff Advisory Council's programs.
Because of campus changes in instruction and events during the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been several online discussions of sustainability related topics open to the entire campus community.

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

Sustainability staff members and occasionally other staff attend the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability conference and the Association for Sustainability in Higher Education conference. Travel is paid for by the Sustainability Office and sometimes by other departments (Institute for Global Citizenship, Faculty Travel Reimbursement).

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:

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