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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 Silver
Overall Score 51.71
Liaison Jeffrey Severin
Submission Date July 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kansas
EN-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kim Criner
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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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 :

Faculty, staff and students can serve as Sustainability Ambassadors for their departments, administrative units, or student organizations/living groups. The ambassador network strives to create a more sustainable KU through generating new ideas, establishing partnerships, and sharing information about sustainable research and practices with the campus community.

Sustainability ambassadors meet once a month throughout the year to learn about campus sustainability initiatives, tour sustainable features on campus and in the community, discuss issues of sustainability at KU, and collaborate on solutions to the challenges we face as a campus. The expectations and opportunities of ambassadors are listed below.


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:

Includes percentage of identified Ambassadors among total staff. Does not include colleagues from active Ambassador departments as in EN-9.

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.