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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 65.89
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Wells College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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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:

The 2017 Finger Lakes Project sustainability curriculum development workshop - hosted by the institution - was open to all staff and faculty at the college at a reduced rate; several faculty took advantage of the opportunity.

The college hosted a summer Invasive Species training workshop for educators to which faculty and staff were invited to attend.


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):

Depending upon staff and faculty interest, funding support is available for attendance and presentation at disciplinary conferences and workshops where sustainability is a topic.

We are aware of several faculty who attended disciplinary conferences where sustainability was a major focus. One faculty member attended the AASHE spring sustainability leadership conference.

The president attended the Second Nature leadership summit in AZ in February. The sustainability director attended the AASHE conference and the State of NY Sustainability conference.

The institution pays all or most of the costs for such faculty/staff travel and professional development.


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.