Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.91
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

San Jose State University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristen Jean Wonder
Sustainability Coordinator
Spartan Dining
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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:
75% or more

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

The Green Office Team works with faculty and staff to bring peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education events as part of the Green Office Certification Program.The mission of the Green Office is to engage the University’s employees in the process of implementing sustainable practices in the workplace to reduce the environmental footprint of their office or department and the campus as a whole. The Office of Sustainability works in collaboration with the department to assess and offers guidance on reducing materials and waste, conserving energy and resources, and increasing overall environmental health and wellness. The department then works with the Office to develop a list of actionable recommendations to improve their routine behaviors and practices.

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

Staff from the Office of Sustainability go to professional development conferences, workshops, and gain relevant certificates outside of the institution.

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:

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