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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 67.20
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Macalester College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility Office
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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):
50-74%

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

The Sustainability Manager regularly offers staff trainings on the Sustainability Plan and related issues through the annual January and May staff trainings. The Sustainability Manager also regularly gives talks for Wellness and Health at Macalester (WHAM) and the Staff Advisory Council's programs.


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):

Sustainability staff members and occasionally other staff attend the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability conference and the Association for Sustainability in Higher Education conference. Travel is paid for by the Sustainability Office and sometimes by other departments (Institute for Global Citizenship, Faculty Travel Reimbursement).


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:
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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.