Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.89
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Montana
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
2.19 / 4.00 Madeleine Jones
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
ASUM
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
10,962

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,050

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
9.58

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Transportation Ambassadors

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

Transportation Ambassadors promote sustainable transportation options for commutes and errands. They provide resources, do targeted outreach, and organize events to encourage sustainable commuting. Examples of events include a trivia night in the dorms, coordinating the annual UM Commuter Challenge, and bike maintenance pop-ups. They are supervised by the ASUM Sustainability Coordinator and funded by the ASUM Transportation Program.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

The Transportation Ambassadors target all members of the campus community. They work with employees to determine a more sustainable commute option as well as offering programming to students.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
4

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
7

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
896

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Sustainability Quality Circle

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

Quality Circles are peer groups of Resident Assistants (RAs) in the residence halls supervised by Area Coordinators. The Sustainability Quality Circle RAs coordinate sustainability activities in their residence halls in addition to their typical RA work. Other quality circles include those focused on mental health, engaged citizenship, and global learning. Combined, all of the quality circles impact the entire student population that lives in the residence halls.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The RAs in the Sustainability Quality circle receive general RA training. This includes trainings on mentorship, event coordination, and effective outreach. Group membership is based on student interest so most RAs involved bring their knowledge of sustainability. Examples of outreach and events done by the Quality Circle include submitting a grant to the Kless Sustainability Fund for refillable water stations to cut down on waste in the halls. Other examples include sustainability-focused trivia night, sustainability field trips, and education and outreach on transportation options for students.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
7

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
448

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
ASUM Sustainability Center

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):

The Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) supports a Sustainability Center. The Sustainability Center funds an intern who assists in providing information and outreach campus-wide to all students. Activities include educational programs, tabling at events, campaign development and implementation, and student engagement with sustainability initiatives across campus.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

The intern works with the entire campus community with a focus on engaging students. Examples of the intern's responsibilities include developing social media content, putting on events such as Campus Sustainability Month, and regular tabling and outreach.

The intern receives one week of training on effective outreach strategies and communication, and regular training on a variety of more specific sustainability topics is implemented throughout the academic year.


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
1

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
7

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
224

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
1,568

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
1.49

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Kayla Whitaker, Craig/Duniway/Elrod Hall Area Coordinator and Sustainability Quality Circle Supervisor, kayla.whitaker@mso.umt.edu

Maddy Jones is the primary contact for both the Transportation Ambassador program and the ASUM Sustainability Center intern. madeleine.jones@mso.umt.edu

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