Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison R. Johnston
Submission Date March 10, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri, Kansas City
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 R. Kaye Johnston
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
15,746

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Peer-to-Peer Sustainability Outreach and Education

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
15,746

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

The UMKC Sustainability Office offers student internships, work-studies (upon availability) and volunteers. Students are selected based upon their academic merits and passion for learning and sharing sustainability initiatives on campus.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (1st program):

Students are selected through an application process. Student submit an application that includes their project description, inputs and outcomes and the approval of their academic adviser. Students work on specific focused programs with a high level of academic rigor in research and practical application. Student can either use the opportunity for credit hours under their academic adviser, through work-study awards or as volunteers. The UMKC Sustainability Office has trained and hosted two-dozen undergraduate and graduate student educators since fall semester 2009.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

Student are required to submit a proposal for their work in the Sustainability Office in coordination with their academic adviser. Once the proposal is submitted and accepted the student works directly with the UMKC Sustainability Coordinator on a weekly basis. Formal training begins with selected readings of academic research for the given discipline under the sustainability proposal and project. Students then prepare once a week updates on their research and projects to the coordinator. Students spend 260 hours a semester on their total project time and the outcomes and deliverables include: Final Project Report 8-9 pages along with attachments of education surveys, data collected, methodologies used,case studies, flyers, handouts, photos and posters.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The staff and financial support UMKC provides to the program includes one-on-one time of up to 260 hours per semester per student enrolled in the Peer to Peer Sustainability Outreach and Education Program. Also provided is workspace in the UMKC Sustainability Office, access to printer/copiers and other office equipment as needed and work-study awards as available.


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Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):
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