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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 60.07
Liaison Mark Klapatch
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Mark Klapatch
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Facilities Management
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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:

Several opportunities for staff development exist at UWRF. One of those programs is the Series on Excellence and Innovation (SIE) which is a series of events highlighting various aspects of campus and the goals of each of those areas. In 2016, the presentations that included sustainability related topics included "How We as Faculty and Staff Play a Role in Making Our Campus More Healthy" and "The International Student Experience at UWRF", and "Expanding Our Worldview".

UWRF hosted a TEDx event on campus in 2015 with speakers focusing on social justice, overcoming adversity, and sustainable business practices.

It is important to note that there are many more opportunities for faculty and staff on campus to engage in sustainability through notable visitor presentations, collaborative research, student life activities that cater to the wider campus community, as well as all the diverse ways campus is used as a living laboratory.


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):

UWRF also sends faculty and staff to the annual AASHE Conference each year. Fortunately, due to the conference being hosted in Minneapolis in 2015, UWRF was able to send a larger delegation consisting of 10 faculty and 3 staff. In 2016, 5 faculty and 1 staff member were able to attend with 3 of them attending pre-conference workshops as well.


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) :
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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.