Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.25
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Meredith Moore
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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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:

iSEE Congress is an assembly of the leading national and international scientists, researchers, educators, and activists from different disciplines. These experts present the latest scientific research and community action on grand world challenges of sustainability, energy generation and conservation, and the environment. Attendees gain an understanding of the latest knowledge in these areas — and the directions for future research, actions and policy frameworks that could contribute to long-term breakthroughs.

Each Congress provides a forum to not only discuss global challenges, but also to highlight an agenda for actionable research. By bringing local, national, and international experts — from academia, industry, governments, and NGOs — together for these discussions, iSEE is fostering new research collaborations across disciplines and across continents.

The Levenick iSEE Fellows Program accomplishes iSEE’s goal of actionable research — that is, work that leads to lasting, real-world solutions to the world’s current and future sustainability-, energy- and environment-related issues.

The Levenick iSEE Fellows Fund supports the Institute through Research Fellows, Instructional Fellows, Teaching Sustainability Fellows, and Scholars. Illinois faculty Fellows and student Scholars will research — and teach about — specific problems of campus and global sustainability.

By its very nature, Fellows’ work will also support iSEE’s goals in the areas of campus sustainability, education, and outreach, as they seek solutions for campus issues, teach students and colleagues, and communicate about the great need for more sustainable practices.

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

Conferences, certification opportunities, workshops, seminars, and sessions are supported and available to non-academic staff for professional development and training. Expenses are typically reimbursed by departments.

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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