Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.04
Liaison Troy Goodnough
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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University of Minnesota, Morris
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Troy Goodnough
Sustainability Director
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 Office of Sustainability works with campus partners to hold "Summit" meetings each semester on topics like food and composting. Staff on-campus are invited to the meetings which provides them opportunities to learn more about sustainability topics.

The second program offered is the BISoN program. The BISoN program invites all campus members to join a small group of students, faculty and staff to learn more about sustainability. The purpose of the program is to train participants in basic sustainability-thinking and to provide them with tools to engage with other people within their social networks on campus.

The Office of Sustainability also works with professional groups on campus to make sustainability education available at their professional meetings during the year (for example, at UMM we have a Professional and Administrative Staff Association, and the OOS would provide sustainability education/training at their meetings).

The campus also has a Fall Professional Development Day with a variety of topics. Sustainability is often included at this event as a topic.


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) :
1-24%

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The all-campus introduction to the Summit meetings are done via the campus lisserv system, which is used frequent on our campus to alert people to meeting opportunities.

The Morris Fall Professional Development Day also features sustainability topics and provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn more about sustainability on-campus and to discuss progress and ideas for improvement.

The Morris Academic Staff Association also has a brown-bag lunch where sustainability ideas are discussed.

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