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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 73.41
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Chico
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Fletcher Alexander
Sustainability Programs Manager
Institute for Sustainable Development
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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):
1-24%

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

All staff and faculty members have access to Skillport, the State University-wide Learning management System. Through Skillport, users have access to thousands of online courses, Instructor-led training courses, books, and other resources. Many of these courses provide knowledge to acquire certifications in various fields.

Skillport offers the following courses on the topic of sustainability:

1. Introduction to Green Business & Sustainability
2. Green Business: Implementing Sustainability Strategies
3. Green Business: Planning Sustainability Strategies
4. Workplace Management: Corporate Social Responsibility
5. Final Exam: Leading & Implementing Sustainable Green Business Strategies


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):

​​​​​As part of the 2014 CSU Sustainability Policy​, the California State University is tasked with integrating sustainability into the academic curriculum.

To that end, CSU campus faculty have developed courses in which students confront real-world sustainability problems and address the planet’s environmental challenges. One of these is the “Campus as a​ Living Lab” (CALL) grant program, an outcome of funding from the National Science Foundation.​

For additional information regarding the Campus as a Living Lab Grant Program, please contact Elke Schreiner, Grant Program Coordinator at sustainabil[email protected]. CSU campus faculty and staff can submit an application here. (login required)


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) :
1-24%

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.