Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.34
Liaison Elizabeth MacKenzie
Submission Date July 24, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Iowa
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Sara Maples
Interim Director
The UI Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

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

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:
The University of Iowa and the Office of Sustainability offer a number of professional development workshops and trainings, leveraging the EcoHawks program throughout the academic year. Approximately 1% of staff participate in the EcoHawks training program. Additionally, the Department of Facilities Management has mandated annual sustainability training and strongly encourages employees to find opportunities for sustainability process improvement in their jobs, with 4% of all employees are under the facilities Management umbrella. Additional sustainability training is done on an individual basis and could not be accurately measured for purposes of the credit.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):
The University Colleges each administer fellowships, grants, and internships to financially support staff to meet their professional development goals. For example, staff members of the Office of Sustainability have received funding to attend national events such as Net Impact Sustainability Conference.

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
UI Learning and Development, a unit of Organizational Effectiveness, provides professional development services and training opportunities for individuals and regional corporate entities. For University staff and faculty, there are many learning opportunities that will support professional development and growth and are aligned with UI core values of Excellence, Learning, Community, Diversity, Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility. Classroom instruction is offered on leadership issues for managers, frontline supervisors, human resource professionals, and office professionals.

UI Learning and Development, a unit of Organizational Effectiveness, provides professional development services and training opportunities for individuals and regional corporate entities.

For University staff and faculty, there are many learning opportunities that will support professional development and growth and are aligned with UI core values of Excellence, Learning, Community, Diversity, Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility. Classroom instruction is offered on leadership issues for managers, frontline supervisors, human resource professionals, and office professionals.

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