Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Preston Jacobsen
Submission Date April 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Preston Jacobsen
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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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:

Any employee can request, through the submission of a proposal, funding through the Green Fee to pursue sustainability related training or professional development. Also, Facilities Services hosts sustainability workshops which are attended by various Facilities Services staff members.


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):

UT sends staff members to TNAPPA (Tennessee Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers) conferences which have included breakout sessions on sustainability topics. Additionally, UT has sent UT Recycling and Office of Sustainability staff to the annual AASHE conference.


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) :
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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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