Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Slippery Rock University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.46 / 4.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
10,238

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
10,238

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

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research Tours

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):

The Macoskey Center is SRU's flagship for teaching and demonstrating sustainability concepts, and is staffed by three graduate assistants and four student workers who offer tours of the LEED Silver-certified Harmony House and surrounding 83-acre Bartramian Audubon Sanctuary site. The G.A.'s and student workers provide peer-to-peer education on various topics (energy and water conservation, alternative energy, organic gardening, grey water systems, rainwater harvesting systems, composting, preservation, etc.) to any class or group of students interested, using the on-site infrastructure to demonstrate the practical application of these concepts.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

The target audience for this program includes all students


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
7

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
39

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
464

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Sustainability-focused FYRST Seminars

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

The graduate assistants of SRU's Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research teach a variety of sustainability-related first year (FYRST) seminars to incoming students each year. When possible, these seminars are presented at the Macoskey Center so that the students can also receive a guided tour of the Harmony House and surrounding grounds that feature sustainability related demonstration projects. Seminar topics include energy, sustainability, zero waste, farm to fork, composting, natural prescriptions, and a ROCK sustainability tour.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

All incoming students (approximately 25% of enrolled students)


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
3

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
1

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
6

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):

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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:

The Green Leaves program is a sustainable departments self-certification program developed and piloted by student interns of the Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator in conjunction with the Director of Sustainability. The program is modeled after Harvard University's "Green Office Program" and is intended to help change the culture of the campus by encouraging interaction among with faculty, staff, and students connected with each Academic Department.

The ALTER video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOU1kTkvKiI) is a documentary of how SRU's Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research was founded, and was produced by student interns of the Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator to teach their peers (as well as the general public) the history and guiding principles of the Center.


Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
12

Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
39

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
1,872

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
2,342

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.23

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