Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.40
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 2, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Miami University
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 3.00 Yvette Kline
Dir. Sustainability & Energy Conservation
Physical Facilities
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Does the institution administer or oversee an ongoing faculty/staff peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Total number of employees:
3,554
+ Date Revised: March 30, 2016

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
Sustainability Committee

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
815

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (1st program):

The Sustainability Committee Chair is to be chosen by the President of the University. The Chair nominates committee members with a goal of representing and reaching all academic and operational units. Educating and mobilizing peers around sustainability topics is a stated responsibility of Sustainability Committee members.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

The Sustainability Committee members have an estimated service commitment of 30 hours, which includes attending six annual meetings and their out-of-meeting support activities.
Among other business, the spring semester meetings establish areas of focus for the following academic year. The fall meetings include modeled peer-to-peer outreach and education.
An all-employee Lean Fair takes place for a full day in January. It consists of display booths and break-out sessions. Sustainability Committee members support the fair, using it as an opportunity to reinforce the role of Miami Lean's "go green" breakthrough objective. Committee members and their peers designed and ran three of approximately fifteen booths, and two of twelve break-out sessions in the January 2016 Lean Fair.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

Materials are provided by the Physical Facilities Department's sustainability office. The Lean Fair organizers arrange for the facility. Employee attendance at the Lean Fair is encouraged and supported by the University.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
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Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
University Libraries Sustainability Committee

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
110

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):

Each year employees fill out an interest form related to all the clusters and committees within the library system. The Assistant Deans then look to fill committees based on these interest forms taking into account interest, workload, expertise, and other committee appointments. Committee members serve on the committee for a multi-year term. A committee chair is chosen during this process.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

Small group meetings are scheduled each month. Campus experts are invited to share insights and educate the committee on current practices. Also, literature is shared with the group and discussions follow in upcoming meetings.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

No formal budget is designated for the Sustainability committee; however, when projects and programs arise we can write a proposal to the Dean for one time funding. Projects given as part of the sustainability committee are honored as job related projects and given the support needed for the staff member to complete said projects during work.


The website URL where information about the program is available (2nd program):
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Name(s) of the employee educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of employees served by all other programs:
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (all other programs):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (all other programs):
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A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program(s) (all other programs):
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Total Oxford campus employees (full and part time) as of Fall 2015 (most recent available) were reported. The number of employees served by the first program was the attendance at the January 2016 Lean Fair.

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