Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.31
Liaison Vusal Karimli
Submission Date June 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Caspian University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.31 / 4.00
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
3,245

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
500

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
15.41

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Student Sustainability Coordinators

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):

Undergraduate and graduate students Sustainability Coordinators plan and facilitate composting education in the University Center dining hall, oversee and engage students and courses in the campus agriculture (garden and farms). "Don't Cancel that Class" (wherein graduate students fill in for absent professors to teach students about various campus sustainability progress, opportunities and endeavors), campus sustainability newsletter, etc.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

Most of the student educators start in the program as first year/second year students. They are trained by more senior student leaders through partnering on projects. The team also has a spring & fall retreat to develop academic year goals, projects and initiatives.
Their outreach to students is intended for all students in that the programs are advertised to all, however there is greater engagement students living on program.

Number of Credits: 3


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
150

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
16

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
3

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
192

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Campus Recycling Program

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

The purpose of the program is to extend our outreach efforts for
issues, such as waste reduction and energy conservation, to a broader student on campus audience. We want to primarily focus on those students and residents who
are not already “eco-minded,” while also fostering an environment for growth and
opportunity to those who are.
Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Gain knowledge about sustainability and campus initiatives
Educate peers on sustainability issues and campus initiatives
Create, organize, and direct area sustainability programs
Communicate with RPs, and other students about sustainability issues
Inform RP Staff about campus and Residence Life initiatives
Utilize and share sustainability resources


Attend RP Eco Rep bi-weekly staff meetings and monthly individual meeting
with the Director.
Attend the monthly WCU Sustainability Committee meetings if possible.
Coordinate 2 passive and 2 active programs per semester alone in your area.
Submit program proposal as needed.
Coordinate 1 active program as a staff that reaches the WCU
campus community.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

All interested and open for community


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
150

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
15

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
25

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
120

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Sustainability Integration Program for Students

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):

The Sustainability Integration Program for Students provides students with experience tackling meaningful, real world sustainability challenges. Through SIPS the University provides paid student internships, paid fellowships, hosts research students including Honors, Masters and PhD candidates, provides work integrated learning placements and opportunities for co-curricular placements. Project topics are proposed by students, staff and community members, and cover a broad range of sustainability areas including food and gardens, inclusivity and diversity, energy efficiency, food equity, reducing waste to landfill, climate resilience, sustainability governance, economic and financial sustainability, biodiversity and natural environment and more.

Number of Credits: 4


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

Most of the student educators start in the program as first year/second year students. They are trained by more senior student leaders through partnering on projects. The team also has a spring & fall retreat to develop academic year goals, projects and initiatives.
Their outreach to students is intended for all students in that the programs are advertised to all, however there is greater engagement students living on program. "Don't Cancel that Class" (wherein graduate students fill in for absent professors to teach students about various campus sustainability progress, opportunities and endeavors), campus sustainability newsletter, etc.


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
200

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
14

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
24

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
140

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:

Sustainability in Business course
The course demonstrates generic teaching strategies on different aspects of the theme. The success activity of the organization is measured not only by the financial demonstrators, but also by the environment and social demonstrators. In order for the organization's business to be sustainable, customer satisfaction should be sustainable increased, and high-level relationships should be established with colleagues. Ensuring the integration of the sustainability business structure with the sustainability development structures of the organizations should be important in dealing with the risks that may arise in the business processes. The course will be reading intensive and will involve classroom presentation of projects by students, both as an individual and as pa team. Most of the student educators start in the program as first year/second year students. They are trained by more senior student leaders through partnering on projects. The team also has a spring & fall retreat to develop academic year goals, projects and initiatives. "Don't Cancel that Class" (wherein graduate students fill in for absent professors to teach students about various campus sustainability progress, opportunities and endeavors), campus sustainability newsletter, etc.


Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
50

Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
10

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
15

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
90

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
542

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
1.08

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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