Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.64
Liaison Kimberly Post
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2022

STARS v2.2

Saint Joseph's College - ME
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.65 / 4.00 Kimberly Post
Community-Based Learning Director
Community-Based Learning
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
1,559

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,559

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

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
EcoReps

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):
The mission of the EcoReps is to serve as peer educators to raise awareness on sustainability issues ranging from waste reduction and diversion, energy efficiency and conservation, to health and well-being, water conservation, and more. There is an open door for more EcoReps to join throughout the semester. Some of the outreach programs that have been promoted by the EcoReps are:
New Student Orientation — Living Green on Campus
Size Matters, an educational program to become aware and reduce individual carbon footprints.
Go Maine — a statewide October event focused on reducing fossil fuels use in transportation.
Recyclemania — waste minimization — promotion on campus.
Go Green and Go Home — program to minimize waste at the end of the year.
Campus Sustainability Month in October.
Earth Week in April.
Annual Sustainability Festival!

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):
Although the EcoReps principally target the on-campus community and students in particular, they also extend their message to the sizable online student community through the college's website, social media, and email.

Number of trained student educators (1st program):
10

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
600

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Community and Sustainability Engaged (CASE) Scholars

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):
CASE Scholars join an exciting community-based learning program while pursuing a minor in Sustainability Studies and/or Leadership and Community Engagement. Scholars increase their service and leadership skills while studying in one of the most rapidly growing fields of the 21st century in preparation for productive futures in the emerging green economy. CASE Scholars participate in special classes, workshops, seminars, and off-campus community-based projects. They also mentor and lead students from all disciplines who are interested in making the world a better place.

The CASE Scholarship Program is part of Saint Joseph’s College’s Community-Based Learning Program. It seeks to embody the mission and values of the College through a four-year progressively challenging program that builds students’ capacity while benefiting communities. Each year, CASE Scholars are asked to engage in activities that will increase their abilities and understanding of how best to sustain our shared world.
Recent key projects include the creation of a pollinator garden and installation of an observation hive.

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):
The CASE Scholars do research and projects that positively impact the entire campus community. Examples: creation of pollinator garden, installation of observation hive, Bee Campus Certification, currently working on Tree Campus Certification.

Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
8

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
240

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
ES 100 community-based learning project

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
Students enrolled in the ES 100 (Ecology and the Environmental Challenge) core course conduct community-engaged learning projects each semester, in which they engage their peers (on-campus students) in gathering data/information on sustainability practices on campus. As part of the core curriculum, every student is required to take it.

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
On-campus students

Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
45

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
10

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
450

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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):
1,290

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.83

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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