Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.22
Liaison Jay Price
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Daniel Covington
Data Analyst and Office Administrator
Facilities Services
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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:
The institution has a series of "Mini Train" videos on YouTube that all employees have access to which includes an overview of our compost facility.

Any employee can request, through the submission of a proposal, funding through the Green Fee (Student Environmental Initiative Fund) to pursue sustainability related training or professional development. Additionally, 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 :
UT sends staff members to Tennessee Association of Physical Plant Administrators (TNAPPA) conferences, which have included breakout sessions on sustainability topics. Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) conference funding is offered for professional development of employees upon request and approval. Additionally, UT has sent Office of Sustainability staff to the annual AASHE conference.

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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