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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.

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Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of South Florida
PAE-15: Employee Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Wells
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of people employed by the institution:
7,149

Program name (1st program) :
Sustainability Teaching Grants Program

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
1,647

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (1st program):

In collaboration with the Graduate School and the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Office of Sustainability administers the Sustainability Teaching Grants Program. This course development program is a competitive funding initiative that provides USF instructors with financial and research support to design and implement new research-based courses dealing with issues in social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Since sustainability can only be achieved through communities of educated citizen scientists and activists, courses that include a service-learning component are given preference.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

Dr. Christian Wells, Director of the Office of Sustainability, administers the program and was formally trained through AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshops for faculty leaders.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

Each year, up to four successful proposals are funded up to $1500 each and faculty will receive individual consultation for course development.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Program name (2nd program):
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Awareness and Training Programs

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
7,149

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):

The Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office (DEO) provides effective leadership to ensure that diversity and equal opportunity are a thriving part of the fabric of the University of South Florida. All members of the USF campus are invited to attend awareness and training programs as well as numerous events throughout the year hosted by the office.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

The DEO office is supported by 9 full-time, qualified staff members trained by the university.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

USF provides a salary to DEO office staff members, training, and a budget that allows the office to host the awareness and training program along with other events on campus open to all faculty, staff, and students.


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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.