Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2019
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STARS v2.1

The University of Texas at Dallas
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Gary Cocke
Associate Director for Sustainability and Energy Conservation
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Training dates and times for 1 and 2 are available through the UT Dallas Galaxy Learning & Education Organizer Tool. UT Dallas staff has the option to attend training and professional development opportunities geared towards sustainability developmental goals.

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Course Name: Freedom from Smoking
Course Code: EWSC
Description: The Office of Administration and University Wellness Committee will host a free, on-campus Tobacco Cessation Pilot Class from April 18 2019 to May 30 2019. The seven-week, eight-session class follows the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking cessation program to help participants end their smoking habits.

By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all eight sessions.
Registration is free and open to faculty, staff and students.
Prerequisites: None

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Course Name: Dignity and Respect Diversity
Course Code: HRDRP2
Description: Explore and develop strategies for understanding, engaging, and respecting the differences we all bring to the workplace.

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Training Opportunity: The Office of Sustainability Ambassador Program
Description: Train staff with strategies for engaging, educating, and leading sustainability on campus and in life. After training, ambassadors are expected to provide peer education to their office mates and the campus community at-large.


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 Dallas participates in training and professional development opportunities geared towards sustainability developmental goals by attending conferences and events. The memberships are either payed by the Office of Sustainability or reimbursed by the institution.Institutional memberships include, but not limited to: APPA, ASHE, TRACS, TAPPA, TCUF, CAPPA, USGBC. APPA, ASHE, and USGBC offer full access for all staff to participate in training.


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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