Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:

We organized and hosted an interactive Sustainability Communications Workshop-to learn how to craft engaging and effective sustainability communications! Participants gain get hands-on experience to dive into their sustainability communication goals and use best practices for messaging and delivery methods. https://sustainability.uta.edu/isgi/sustainability-communications-workshop-february-2022/

Learning outcomes of the workshop:
Outline your sustainability communication goals
Define your audience
Measure your communication success
Use sustainability storytelling to achieve your goals
Discover delivery methods and practices to engage your audience

In addition the OOS hosts regular trainings for the members of the Office Green Team to educate about recycling program, including electronic waste recycling, and other programs and initiatives from the OOS.
https://sustainability.uta.edu/green-office-program/
Here is one such recording
https://youtu.be/8evyCSR6Qds


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :

The UT Arlington Division for Enterprise Development offers compliance assistance training for those managing environmental challenges or implementing environmental regulations in Air, Waste, Water and Management.
https://web-ded.uta.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&Course=etihom

The Office of Human Resources offers Diversity and Inclusion training for all faculty and staff. Employee training include: Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, Upstander to Bystander, Cultural Competence, Creating Welcoming Diverse Environments, and Cultural Conflicts.
https://www.uta.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion


Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
0

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
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Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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