Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.40
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Weber State University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Analeah Vaughn
Green Department Program Manager
Energy & Sustainability Office
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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:

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

The Energy & Sustainability Office also offers several training opportunities throughout the year for students, faculty and staff. This past year, the Energy & Sustainability Office offered a Sustainable Action Webinar Series from September 2020 to February 2021. The series presented a themed webinar each month such as: Energy & Climate, Social Sustainability, Food Sustainability, Waste & Purchasing, and Transportation/Air Quality.

In addition, WSU has a Teaching and Learning Forum created to support faculty development. Communities of Practice, one of the programs included in this forum, provides a way for faculty members to get together to learn more or engage in a particular topic. In Fall 2021, the Sustainability Community of Practice, "Sustainability Across the Curriculum", focused on fostering sustainability teaching and learning by faculty from across campus. The facilitators (from Geography, Sociology, Economics and Education) of this COP include faculty who have been engaged in sustainability teaching and training. More information about the Communities of Practice can be found here: https://weber.edu/tlf/cop.html

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

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:

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