Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.64
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Seattle University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Phillip Thompson
Director
CEJS
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

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

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
25-49%

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

Seattle University provides internal sustainability professional development opportunities by (1) organizing, hosting, or co-sponsoring sustainability-focused conferences on campus where SU employees receive discounted or free admission and by (2) organizing, hosting, or co-sponsoring sustainability-focused lectures on campus where SU employees receive discounted or free admission.

Most departments have some budget allocated to cover registration costs for events or conferences on campus to allow participation and promote professional development. Several events on campus are free for SU employees.

Examples for (1):
--2016 Just Sustainability Conference: https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/events/just-sustainability-conference/
--2017 Justice Conference: https://www.seattleu.edu/jesuit-education/justice-conference-2017/

Examples for (2):
--Muhammad Yunus lecture: https://www.seattleu.edu/news/news-features/muhammad-yunus-lecture-and-book-signing.html
--June 2017: A New Solidarity with Creation: Catholics Discerning and Acting on Laudato Si' Two Years Later. https://www.seattleu.edu/ictc/events/past-events/2016-17-events/


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

Seattle University provides external professional development opportunities in sustainability by (1) co-sponsoring conferences off-campus that allow SU employees to participate at a reduced rate and/or (2) allocating budget for registration/travel/lodging to allow participation at external events/conferences.

Examples:
-WAHESC 2017: http://wahescconference.org/


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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