Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.61
Liaison Kate Ullman
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Northland College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Scott Grinnell
Professor of Physics
Academic
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

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

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
25-49%

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

Staff Professional Development Funds are available for employees through an application and review process. Staff across all divisions of the College have opportunities to participate is sustainability related training and professional development. Furthermore, staff are able to enroll for free in any class at Northland College, including coursework in sustainability. Staff are also offered sustainability tours of the campus.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

Northland College provides annual on-campus training for all staff that includes sustainability as a central element. In addition, staff are encouraged and supported to attend conferences (including AASHE) that specifically focus on sustainability. Sustainability is considered in performance reviews, as sustainability is core to the mission of the College. Here is a snapshot of professional development activities in sustainability for Northland staff last year at the Burke Center (just one of Northland's six Centers on Sustainability):
1st Quarter 2017 –
• 8 presentations
• 1 publication
• 2 outreach and networking events
2nd Quarter 2017
• 18 presentations
• 3 publications and reports
• 19 outreach and networking events
3rd Quarter 2017 –
• 5 presentations
• 3 publications and reports
• 15 outreach and networking events
4th Quarter 2017 –
• 1 presentation
• 2 publications
• 13 outreach and networking events


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
75% or more

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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