Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.83
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Virginia Commonwealth University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
1.25 / 2.00 Joseph Costa
Sustainability Projects and Program Coordinator
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:

LEED Lunches, which cover a variety of topics, are held monthly throughout the semester and are open to all staff and faculty. These lunches include consultant presentations about projects they have designed, product representatives presenting the "green" aspects of their products, and internal sharing among employees on what we have learned and are working on.


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):

There is a tuition reimbursement program for university staff that allows for employees to take courses at other universities, at the cost of VCU. Many staff members take advantage of this opportunity, taking courses in a number of fields, including sustainability.


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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