Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.45
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2020

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Center for Sustainability
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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:

The Center for Sustainability and the Forge Garden provide workshops for employees throughout the year:

The Center for Sustainability offers a presentation/workshop for departments' staff meetings. Employees learn about SCU's climate neutrality and zero waste goals, and discuss their departments' contributions and ideas for new initiatives. Employees leave with takeaways to help them reduce their carbon footprint and waste production at work.

Bi-annually, during the summer, the Center for Sustainability offers the Sustainability Summer Series. Employees are invited to attend behind-the-scenes tours of a sustainability-related component of campus life. Guest speakers from various departments offer tours and presentations to teach employees about sustainability topics in their areas. Topics include: housing and residence life, water and landscaping, waste diversion, energy and climate change, dining services, the campus garden, and sustainable features of campus recreation.

Forge Garden workshops are held both during the week and on weekends to make them available to the maximum number of people. These workshops are available to all staff at no cost (unless supplies are required, then the cost covers the participants’ supplies). The workshops are usually two hours long and cover broad topics of environmental stewardship, sustainability, urban gardening and more. Some example workshops include: Fruit Tree Pruning, Fall Planting, and Worm Composting.

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

SCU offers professional development and training through its workshop offerings, and through our Tuition Remission, Tuition Reimbursement, and Tuition Exchange programs as specified in the following two policies. However, staff participation in external sustainability-related professional development and training opportunities is not tracked at the institutional level.

401. Orientation, Training, and Development - https://www.scu.edu/hr/quick-links/staff-policy-manual/policy-401---orientation-training-and-development/

609. Education Benefits - https://www.scu.edu/hr/quick-links/staff-policy-manual/policy-609---education-benefits/

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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