Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.23
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2012
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Carol Wilcox
Prg Asst
SCISCD
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,007

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Task 2.3.1 of UWRF’s Strategic Plan states “Establish and implement aggressive energy conservation goals which will enable UW-RF to continue to serve as a leader in energy conservation within the UW System and as a model for higher education nationally.”

Task 2.3.2 of UWRF’s Strategic Plan states “Work with UW System, the Board of Regents, governmental agencies and other parties to develop and implement goals, policies, programs and projects that will maximize the use of direct or indirect sources of alternative and renewable energy.”

Task 2.3.3 of UWRF’s Strategic Plan states “Pursue aggressively other sustainability opportunities in areas such as recycling, water conservation, local food sourcing, storm water management, parking, transportation, integrated pest management, purchasing practices, building design and construction.”


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:

Task 2.1.1 of UWRF’s Strategic Plan states “Develop an organizational structure within the University that will support, enhance, and encourage broadly defined sustainability initiatives within UW-River Falls academic programs, facilities, community and outreach service areas.”


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:

Task 2.1.2 of UWRF's Strategic Plan states “Determine the fiscal and personnel resources required to support the organizational structure defined in Task 2.1.1 [above] and then incorporate the necessary funding into the University’s operational budget.”


The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:

UWRF does not specifically explain how we address the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability in our strategic plan, as we refer to a “broad definition” of sustainability that is not entirely consistent with the STARS definition. Our campus has not adopted an official definition for the word “Sustainability”.

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