Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.69
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date April 5, 2023

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Jennifer Kleindienst
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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:
Wesleyan's Human Resources launched a formal professional development program in Fall 2019, Success@Wes. Through this program, the Sustainability Office has offered 1-2 programs annually for employees on pertinent topics. These workshops are open to all faculty and staff. Sessions offered since Fall 2020 have included "Recycling 101 and getting to zero waste," "Wesleyan Air Travel Offsets Pilot Program Overview," and "Sustainability: Getting involved at Wesleyan and beyond."

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:
75% or more

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
Each staff member is assessed on the following relevant core competencies:
Equity and Inclusion
-- Demonstrates respectful behavior at all times.
-- Engenders trust and respects differences among individuals and/or groups without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, social class, veteran status or disability.
-- Provides prompt and courteous assistance and support to all members of the university community including faculty, employees, students, parents, visitors, alumnae, etc.

Safety and Sustainability
-- Demonstrates responsibility for maintaining a safe, clean and orderly campus free of potential hazards.
-- Demonstrates knowledge and application of sustainable practices and promotes sustainability in the work environment by minimizing waste and conserving energy.

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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