Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Michele Mykol
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Western Colorado University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Sara Phillips
Director of the Leadership, Engagement & Development (LEAD) Office; Director of Orientation
Student Affairs
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
1942

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

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
1942

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

For the 2015-2016 academic year, 6 undergraduate and 5 graduate Sustainability Coordinators plan and facilitate composting education in the University Center dining hall, design and implement a living-learning curriculum for residence life, oversee and engage students and courses in the campus agriculture (garden and greenhouse), coordination of FreeCycle, "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 how the student educators are selected (1st program):

Job description, application cover letter & resume) and interview process.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

Summer training to review job expectations, familiarize with current programs, brainstorm new initiatives, etc.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

Hourly wages ($9-$10 for undergrads and $12-$14 for grads, dependent on job responsibilities), mentorship for leadership development professional, and financial programming support for initiatives.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Master in Environmental Management (MEM) Forum

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
210

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

Four forums per year planned and executed by MEM students.


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

Volunteer


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

Guidance from faculty mentors, previous MEM forum student coordinators, and interested community members.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

Financial support for programming.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Student Sustainabiltiy Fund

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
1942

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):

A fund generated by required student sustainability fee to which only students may apply and use to advance campus sustainability initiatives. Student-to-student guidance on grant writing and implementation is provided.


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

Student sustainability coordinator(s) and member(s) of Student Government Association are invited to vet grant proposals.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (3rd program):

Mentorship from faculty, staff, and Director of Sponsored Programs.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):

Faculty and staff time to mentor students' administration of $25K annually-generated student fees.


Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
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A brief description of the program(s), including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (all other programs):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (all other programs):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (all other programs):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (all other programs):
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):
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