|Submission Date||July 15, 2020|
University of Tasmania
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training
|1.25 / 2.00||
Infrastructure Services and Development
Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all non-academic staff at least once per year?:
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:
As a community focused on education, the University of Tasmania holds professional development and growth as integral to how we operate. Professional development is a conversation about staff careers, growing their capacity to do excellent work in their current role as well as developing their capabilities to play other roles.
Study Assistance for Staff is a program that provides a HECS Exemption Scholarship for staff members to undertake up to a 25% load over the full calendar year. Units do not need to be directly related to their work area, hence staff can undertake any sustainability unit offered by the University.
Other examples of internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff include:
- Short courses in environment and sustainability: https://www.utas.edu.au/short-courses/environment-and-sustainability
- Learning and Teaching Resources (via My Learning Online (MyLO) software) such as 'Inclusive Toolkit for Staff: Supporting Students with Disability'
- Equity and Diversity (via My Learning Online (MyLO) software) such as 'Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention', 'Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence'
- Health and Wellbeing training such as Mental Health First Aid (face to face)
A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
The University of Tasmania also offers professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are offered by external providers. All courses are financially covered by the University. Some examples are:
- LinkedIn Learning including at least 48 courses (and more than 600 videos) related to sustainability
- 'Come Walk With Us' run by the Aboriginal Higher Education Advisor https://www.utas.edu.au/aboriginal-business/curriculum/come-walk-with-us
- 'LGBTI awareness and Ally training' by educators from Working It Out https://www.utas.edu.au/equity-diversity/ally-network
Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training is for 2019 calendar year.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.