Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.59
Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Universidad San Francisco de Quito
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.65 / 3.00 Claudia Tobar
Director IDEA
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
1,050

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
226

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
21.52

Name of the employee educators program:
SHIFT

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
226

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

At USFQ we have an academy called SHIFT. This unit is dedicated to improve the quality of teaching of our faculty members. In this department we organize several discussions and workshops dedicated to reflect on the changes and transformations needed for today’s education. Some of the workshops held contain a sustainability focus, such as:
- B-Academy, part of B Corps Academic program.
- Socratic dialogues – how to incorporate liberal arts in courses and teaching.
- Tools for Innovation and Sustainability in Teaching, Practice. Tools such as Intersectionality, Translanguaging, and Community Self-Governance.
- Multi and inter and transdisciplinary in design and architecture.
- Sexual diversity in the class room.
- Course connections.
- Gender.
- Collaborative learning.
These programs aim to improve faculty


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

10 professors are selected go to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA for a summer program in which they learn the main tools and trends. These professors are selected based on an application, which includes an essay describing their ideas for why modernizing the academic curriculum is important.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

When these professors return to the University, they institutionalize the knowledge by teaching others for the rest of the year. An award is given once a year for the ten professors that were selected to go. Once they return, they each have to run a workshop for professors at USFQ.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination):

Budget for 2017 $30320.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of employees served and how employee educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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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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