Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.36
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Smith College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Rachael Wein
Assistant Director of 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:

Sustainability and Dining- the sustainability coordinator led a training for interested Dining Services staff that included the value of composting and alternative protein.

Admissions- sustainability staff presents to the admissions staff each summer in order to update them on how the college is doing with its sustainability commitments and how students at Smith engage with sustainability, so that admissions staff can better answer questions from prospective students.

Development- sustainability staff led development officers on a walking tour of campus to train them on how to discuss green building and sustainability initiatives on campus with potential donors. Sustainability staff led an education program for this group on the Year on Climate Change and the district energy plan.

A Climate 101 Series has taken place and was filmed and re-shared and promoted to all staff about basic aspects of climate change and what Smith is doing about it.

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

The college supports the participation of the sustainability director, sustainability coordinator, and 2-3 students each year in traveling to the AASHE conference and participating in pre and post conference workshops and trainings.

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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