Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Carolyn Shafer
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Pratt Institute
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Carolyn Shafer
Center for Sustainable Design Strategies
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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?:

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

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

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:
Each Fall and Spring, the Pratt Sustainability Center hosts Pratt Earth Action Week. As part of this series of events, there are always sessions devoted to incorporating sustainability into various aspects of campus like and beyond.


In Fall 2022 The Center for Teaching and Learning hosted its Fall forum:

The theme this year—broadly speaking— is how to build a future that we can believe in without losing track of our present, in support of our students, educators, and communities’ efforts to learn and thrive. As a logical thread from last year’s Forum, this year’s Forum: Building Futures of Sustainable Presence will address, what could come next? To that end, we have some provocations that might shape the conversation:
How is the responsibility of an educator related to the past, present, and future?
How do our current environmental, political, and cultural climates change our views of teaching art, design, architecture and the liberal arts and sciences?
How do our understandings of the present affect how we educate students, in and out of the classroom?
How do we guide students to weigh decisions, actions, and messages of their creative work against consequences on resources across local and global contexts?
How can technology help and/or hinder interconnectedness in this new hybrid learning landscape?
Key themes: Sustainability, Futures, Urgent Needs, Technology, Relationship between Sustainability and Decolonization, Action, Reflection, Labor and Equity, Iteration, Care.

The Center for Teaching and Learning fosters a collaborative faculty community that builds on best pedagogical practices across all disciplines and teaching modalities at Pratt: classroom and studio pedagogy, online and hybrid formats, experiential hand-on learning, and more. The Center aims to create an interdisciplinary, resilient, and reflective learning environment to address the urgency of the ‘now’, ranging from discussing difficult issues in a diverse classroom to larger social and cultural complexities of our times.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
The Director of the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies and the Administrative Director of Sustainability attend the AASHE Conference each year.

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

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
List of Pratt Earth Action Week events for Fall 2021 https://prattsustainabilitycenter.com/pratt-earth-action-week-fall-22/

List of Events for Sp 2022

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