Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.01
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date April 13, 2022

STARS v2.2

Southern Oregon University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Rebecca Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Management, Sustainability and Planning
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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?:
Yes

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

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
50-74%

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

Environmental Health and Safety offers training throughout the year. The Sustainability Office also provides training on demand.

Mandatory training is also assigned to all employees on equity diversity and inclusion through safe colleges training.


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

Human Resources has partnered with LinkedIn Learning and SOU Corporate Relations for a professional development framework that meets the desire for flexibility and accessibility to both online and in-person training. LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand learning platform that will enable the achievement of professional goals and aspirations through online courses and videos. SOU employees may now access a LinkedIn Learning account within Inside.SOU.edu. Once in, employees can customize their learning experience, as well as access a learning path that has been developed based on their job description. Below are a few highlights of what LinkedIn Learning offers:

Unlimited access to more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics
Personalized recommendations that allow for the exploration of the most in-demand skills
Expert instructors representing relevant industry topics, all in one place
Convenient learning with the flexibility to access courses on your schedule, from any desktop or mobile device
Helpful resources that reinforce new knowledge with quizzes and exercises

There are numerous sustainability-focused courses within LinkedIn for non-academic staff to access.


Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
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A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
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Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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