Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.03
Liaison Laurel Pikcunas
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Hawaii Honolulu Community College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michelle Nathan
Assistant Professor
Math and Natural Science
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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:
75% or more

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

The Honolulu CC Sustainability Colloquia Sub-Committee:
This committee organizes speakers including experts from the campus and the community to discuss topics related to the environment and sustainability. Talks are open to and promoted to students, staff, and the public. There were a total of 154 attendees during the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
Examples for 2021-2022 Academic Year :
FALL 2021:
October 26, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, Blane Yoshimura
November 9, Thriving Culture, Thriving Planet, Dr. Kēhaulani Watson
November 18, So You Want To Teach an S-Designation Course, Michelle Nathan
November 23, 1pm - Aloha Harvest- The reuse of food waste
November 30, 1pm - Paul Tower, Island Commodities, Hawaii and Food Sustainability ( largest biodiesel producer in Hawaii)
SPRING 2022:
January 20, 1 pm - Marissa Miller, Sustainable Coastlines ( beach cleanup and reduction of ocean plastics nonprofit)
January 25, 1 pm - Reina Mitsuda, HYCC - Kupu Hawaii- Intro to the 'Aina corp (a summer work opportunity within natural resource management)
March 12 - Krisna Suryanata & Aya H. Kimura, Food and Power in Hawaiʻi
TBD - Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawaiʻi

List and description of past events: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CYfqslcThoIkV0xba8611Ub7HH8Z1NgrNbTL5BOEFlc/edit
The numbers of attendees for each event in the 2021-2022 Academic Year:

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

Excellence in Education Day is hosted annually by the University of Hawai'i Community College (UHCC) System campuses. The 2022 theme was Mālama Kekahi I Kekahi (Taking care of our students, each other, and ourselves) which reflects the UHCC’s ongoing commitment to student and employee success and wellness. The 2021 theme was ʻAʻaliʻi Kū Makani (Steadfast in the Face of Difficulty) and encompasses the UH Strategic Directions focuses, which includes Sustainability. These conferences are highly recommended for all UHCC staff.

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 :

For Sustainability Co-coordinators, performance related to sustainability was included in release time evaluations. Although release time is no longer given, coordinators include their activities in promotion dossiers.

The coordinators provide an End of the Year report to the Chancellor summarizing accomplishments and goals for the next year.

Coordinators can be academic or nonacademic staff.

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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