Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

The Campus Sustainability Plan calls for wide-ranging, coordinated efforts to promote sustainability across all operations and functions at UW Oshkosh. It also calls for an organizational structure to ensure that substantial progress is made and communicated to the larger community and the outside world.

The Campus Sustainability Council, which consists of representatives from across campus, oversees and helps coordinate this effort.

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The council shall report to both the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services. The council shall assist and provide direction to the Campus Sustainability Director. It also may take leadership in special issues (such as the curriculum), and advise campus leaders on sustainability initiatives.

The council makes recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services on:

- priorities for sustainability plan goals
- soundness of an annual plan and budget drawn up by the Campus Sustainability Director
- campus-wide sustainability procedures and policies
- sustainability in the curriculum
- educational events on campus
- membership in off-campus sustainability organizations or initiatives
- performance of the director.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Sustainability Director
Brian Kermath

Steve Arndt (Co-Chair), Director of Facilities
Maureen Muldoon (Co-Chair), faculty, Geology

Victor Alatore, Residence Life
Joe Blohm, Director Parking Services and Bookstore
Dawn Dettlaff, Supervisor, Buildings and Grounds
Nick Dvoracek, Media Services, Information Technology
Brian Klinger, Purchasing
Marty Strand, Assistant Director of Dining Operations

Faculty/Academic Staff
David Barnhill, Director of the Environmental Studies Program
Jim Feldman, Environmental Studies,
MaryBeth Petesch, College of Education and Human Services
Stephanie Spehar, Anthropology, Chancellor's Leadership Fellow in Sustainability
Kevin Crawford, Chemistry
Jerry Thomas, Political Science

Michael Dierich, Michelle Duren, Scot McCullough, Stephanie Pefer , Brad Spanbauer, Amber Wilkinson, Gena Wilson

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Sustainability Office is currently located at the Administrative Services Office, Room 236. This location provides the Director’s Office, storage space for materials, access to Administrators, records, shared office space for interns, and access to conference rooms. Reception, clerical, and purchasing assistance is provided by Administrative Services. We have also just created a sustainability database to be used by staff, students, and faculty.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Brian Kermath

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The Director's responsibility is four-fold, bringing leadership to campus sustainability in operations, teaching, outreach and research. The Director reports to the Provost/Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs and to the Vice-Chancellor for Administrative Services.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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