Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.24
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Louisville
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Brian Buford
Assistant Provost for Diversity and LGBT Center Director
Vice Provost for Diversity & Equal Opportunity
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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)?:
No

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

Free online and in-person sustainability training is available to all year-round through the UofL EcoReps Program.

In spring 2014, the university made free, UofL-specific, online Sustainability training available to all faculty and staff through Blackboard's University Wide Training Resources.

In April 2012, UofL launched a new Professional Development Training Program with sustainability training open to all employees at least once a semester. This dynamic and engaging series of sessions led by experts in the field provide all employees with a helpful introduction to the basic principles of sustainability and how to apply them in professional and personal decision-making at work and at home. This on-going series of professional development sessions has been designed to offer staff and faculty at any level with a wide variety of practical tips that you can use to help UofL shift our culture towards become better stewards of the environment while saving money and helping build a brighter tomorrow for society. Attendees will better understand UofL's commitment to sustainability and learn how each step we take contributes to big results for us individually, for the university, and for the broader community. The sessions will also introduce you to UofL’s Eco-Reps Program, which gives you the opportunity to go deeper with follow-up trainings online, a certification, group and individual service projects, and the empowerment of becoming a point-person for sustainability in your unit.

In addition, the Sustainability Council offers free Garden Workshops at least once a month that are open to the entire campus community. At these workshops, staff can learn sustainability principles and practice hands-on activities.

The university-wide Sustainability Council provides individual unit staff professional development trainings in sustainability available upon request.


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):
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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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