Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.29
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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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?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
No

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
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A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:
UMass Amherst hosted the 2022 Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) North Atlantic Regional Conference. UMass Amherst staff had the opportunity to present, organize, and learn from the various panels, seminars, discussions, and trainings offered on campus. SCUP is an annual event though UMass Amherst does not always host it.
https://www.umass.edu/news/article/umass-amherst-campus-planning-hosts-society-college-and-university-planning-north

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
Staff regularly benefit from financially supported external professional development or training opportunities in sustainability, including the annual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conferences and the IDEA Campus Energy Conference. Staff also have the opportunity to attend conferences with strong sustainability components, such as the Big Ten and Friends Utility Conference and the Big Ten and Friends Mechanical and Energy Conference.

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
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A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
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Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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