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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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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):
25-49%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

ASU offers various sustainability themed professional development/ training opportunities throughout the year. Some of the program offerings include: the annual Commission on the Status of Women/Staff Council Professional Development Conference, which includes workshops on sustainability; online sustainability literacy training that is open to all staff members; and workshops facilitated through human resources where sustainable practices are modeled and encouraged. Staff also have the opportunity to participate in self-guided or facilitated training to receive a sustainability certification for their office, lab, shop, or event.

Additionally, the Committee for Campus Inclusion holds an annual conference, free and open, to all faculty, students, and staff.


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):

Among others, LEED Training is offered by the Office of the University Architect and facilitated through an outside contractor. The cost for an employee to participate in the training is covered by the employee's department.


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) :
75% or more

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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On annual staff performance reviews, there is a category for which all staff are evaluated called "Resourceful, Committed to Sustainability". Within this category there are concrete suggestions by which to evaluate an employee as not meeting, meeting, or exceeding in the realm of sustainability. Suggested evaluation criteria is linked to how often or how many activities an employees participates in related to sustainability.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.