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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 68.58
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University at Albany
EN-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

Any member of campus can become a sustainability coordinator. This program provides for specialized training in sustainability and sustainable practices of the university. The Sustainability Coordinators are given a training session at the inception of their role and required to complete a refresher training session every two years. In addition, a Northwest Earth Institute discussion course on climate change was offered to all coordinators to participate in with in intention of training them to hold recurring discussion courses in the future with other staff and faculty. Our first discussion course was held this fall. We are now positioned to conduct these discussion courses for any individual that wishes to participate. Our facilities staff was provided the opportunity to obtain the GPRO fundamentals certification and the advanced operations and maintenance or construction management certification. The training was held in October of 2014.


The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:
1

The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability is available:

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.