Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.26
Liaison Eric Promnitz
Submission Date Dec. 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Southeastern University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.84 / 4.00 Amber Orr
Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
20,576

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
20,576

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Green Sharks Sustainability Club

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):

Green Sharks is a student run organization who's mission is to educate students, faculty, and staff on what sustainability means and to advocate for sustainable initiatives on campus. Examples include SeaThursday events, the annual Earth Day celebration, Sustainability 101 Lecture series, and more. The organization is supported by the Physical Plant Department as a means of student-to-student education on campus sustainability initiatives. The student mentors are offered a variety of training opportunities throughout the year based on their personal sustainability related interests that they are encouraged to present on throughout the semester, as well as required to use to meet certain volunteer and event hour requirements. Recent topics have included effective climate/sustainability language, campus recycling sustainability initiative trainings, urban forestry planning, and environmental justice topics. With over 200 registered members on the chains of communication and receiving training, it is estimated that only 100 are active during different portions of the academic year


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

Green Sharks Sustainability Club presents programs and events to the whole university community. Events vary in audience but aim to reach a range of different groups dependent on the topic.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
100

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
3,200

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
First Year Experience Program

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

The First Year Experience program focuses on various aspects of personal wellness as well as campus life at Nova Southeastern University. A group of peer-educators are trained on the content and help to teach the students on a variety of topics that all include an element of sustainability and environmental awareness. Each of these student mentors is required to work approximately 10 hours a week. Based on the 5 elements of wellness, it is estimated that 2 hours per week is dedicated to the environmental awareness portion of the class.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

All new students (freshmen and transfer students) are required to participate in the First Year Experience program for at least one semester. All NSU students will have taken this class prior to their graduation date.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
85

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
5,440

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
8,640

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.42

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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