Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 64.57
Liaison Sherri Mason
Submission Date June 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Sherri Mason
Director of Sustainability
School of Science
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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:
The Sustainability Institute staff offer a 30 minute virtual session covering: What is Sustainability, how this concept plays into decision making, and resources. Open to all campuses, in AY 2021-2022 Behrend had the most attendees of all the campuses.

Additionally, on an ongoing basis, the Sustainability Institute offers workshops and presentations on the following:
- How to form Green Teams
- How to adopt the Green Paws Program to have an office "green" certified
- The Recycling Roadshow
- Custodial training on recycling

Annual the Sustainability Institute hosts Commonwealth Campus Sustainability Forums, which provide networking and training opportunities to all faculty and non-academic staff who wish to attend.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
Faculty and staff can attend professional conferences and take advantage of webinars and other online educational opportunities with costs reimbursed by the institution.

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