Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.65
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Weber State University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
1.25 / 2.00 Jennifer Bodine
Sustainability Specialist
Facilities Management
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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:

WSU offers multiple sustainability professional development and training opportunities throughout the year. The largest event offered is the annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit which takes place over two days every March. All WSU faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in this event for free or a significantly reduced cost. This Summit is also open to the public and typically draws about 400 attendees. Information about the Summit can be found here: https://www.weber.edu/issummit
Sustainability Summit

In May, 2018 the Sustainability Practices and Research Center brought in Susan Santone to conduct a sustainability curriculum development workshop for our faculty. 53 faculty were invited and 28 attended.

Additionally, this academic year, the Sustainability Practices and Research Center has offered a sustainability-focused faculty brown bag lunch series open to all faculty who desire to attend.

The Energy & Sustainability Office also offers several training opportunities throughout the year for faculty and staff centered on making their office operations more sustainable. This past year, the focus of these talks has been on waste reduction and recycling.


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):

This past May 2018 four WSU faculty attended a 2-day AASHE Leadership Across the Curriculum Workshop. This was paid for by the Sustainability Practices and Research Center.


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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