|Submission Date||March 4, 2022|
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
|2.50 / 3.00||
Campus Sustainability Officer
Campus Sustainability Office
Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
-Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
-Second Nature (previously the American College and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment)
Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
UW System Sustainability Offices (with various working groups)
State: UW System Sustainability: It is our desire as a system of university institutions, that our commitments and behaviors be ecologically sound, economically efficient, and socially responsible now, and for future generations to come. We see a sustainable future for our system where: students, faculty and staff develop a shared ethic of responsibility; our statewide commitment to the environment is honored; and sustainable principles, practices and values are infused into the culture of our institutions as they continue to change and grow.
Regional: The Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) is a community of colleges and universities committed to sustainability on our campuses.
Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
AASHE GCSHE 2020 Conference
Kevin Crawford, Stephanie Spehar: "A Sustainability Institute at a PUI: Vision, Formation, and Our First Three Years"
Li Hsuan Hsu: "Developing Artful Leadership to Foster Sustainability at UW Oshkosh and Beyond"
Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
Brad Spanbauer, Campus Sustainability Officer, serves on the City of Oshkosh's Sustainability Advisory Board.
Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
A brief description of the peer review activities:
This year the UW System schools are serving as external reviewers for campuses that are submitting STARS reports to AASHE through our UW System STARS working group that meets monthly. The completed report will be reviewed by a team of about 7 folks from various campuses in the UW System before submission.
A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission: