Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.29
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Oregon State University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
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?:
Yes

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

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
1-24%

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

Campus Recycling offers training to OSU faculty and staff several times each year, and additionally by request. Additional training opportunities are often made available during OSU's annual Earth Week celebration in April. OSU's annual Training Days event often includes sustainability related topics.

Several times each year, the Sustainability Office provides department-specific trainings and/or orientations for employees, typically working with the requester to tailor content to the department's needs at the time.

Through OSU's Sustainability Advocate program, faculty and staff pledge to act as sustainability contacts within their campus unit by sharing information and training opportunities, networking with fellow Advocates and promoting sustainability-related events within their unit.

Advocates also receive training both from the Sustainability Office and from guest speakers at quarterly Advocates meetings.


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

The Sustainability Advocates deliver information about training opportunities to contacts in the departments the Advocates representatives. Advocates themselves are offered free passes to conferences like AASHE and WOHESC (Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference, https://www.wohesc.org/). These passes are covered by the Sustainability Office or other partnerships arranged by the Sustainability Office.

Additionally, faculty and staff regularly attend conferences with sustainability focuses, which the University supports either through direct payment or reimbursement.

For example, every year several staff members attend WOHESC. The conference is an opportunity for those teaching, working, or studying within higher education to come together and learn about sustainability in academics, operations, and research. Participants explore ways to advance campus sustainability through the sharing of best practices, presentations on creative solutions to common challenges, and the development of regional collaborative networks.

OSU students, faculty and staff typically attend AASHE conferences most years.


Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
1-24%

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
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Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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