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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
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Cyndi Kernahan
Affirmative Action Officer
Chancellor's Office
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

University Fellow for Diversity and Inclusivity
1. Workforce Diversity: Work with the university's AA/EEO officer to assess the status and trends of workforce diversity at UWRF, identify successes and challenges, and develop and implement ideas to make further progress.
2. Workforce Campus Climate and Leadership Development: Review key documents related to campus climate and related issues at UWRF and develop practical ideas that could be implemented to improve campus climate that would include, but not be limited to, professional development opportunities for campus leaders and the entire university workforce.

Diversity and Inclusivity Committee (Faculty Senate) goals:
a. To facilitate the advancement of diverse campus populations.
b. To seek ways to encourage faculty and academic staff development focused on diversity issues
c. To assess reports and information on the campus climate as it relates to diversity issues and make appropriate recommendations for improvement to the Faculty Senate.
d. To establish and maintain communication links between the committee and relevant student organizations as well as the broader community (City of River Falls, School District of River Falls, etc.).
e. To seek ways to encourage infusion of diversity content into the University curriculum and courses.
f. To collaborate with Library Collections regarding the acquisition of materials as they relate to diversity and review the annual state-of-the-library report that is prepared for the Learning Resources Committee.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

Cultural Competence Trainings are provided for the campus community as part of the coordination of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Faculty Senate Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, and the Office of Student Involvement (via Student Organizations)

Recent trainings have included:
- The 2016 Diversity Speaker and Discussion Series
- Fall 2015 Campus Speaker on Rape and Sexual Assault Awareness
- Fall 2015 Campus Speaker on Civil Rights


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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