Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.75
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date May 1, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kelly Cain
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Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :
Fall of 2013, the Sustainability Faculty Fellows started an effort titled, "Brown Bag Lunch Workshops." The purpose of this effort was to showcase the curriculum development of those faculty members that have incorporated sustainability into their classrooms. There were three brown bag sessions Fall of 2013, where students and other Faculty members had the opportunity to listen to their cohorts and professors. Periodically, staff are invited to attend sustainability workshops (last one available for all staff was held in 2010). Faculty are also encouraged to attend sustainability in curriculum workshops (national, regional and on campus). See: http://www.umacs.org/faculty-leadership-%0B-sustainability-workshop-resource-page

The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:

The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Percentage of staff: This percent was derived from the net number of Sustainability Faculty Fellows,members of the Sustainability Working Group, and faculty engaged in the Sustainability Incubator (44) over the total number of employees at UWRF (882). It is important to note though, that there are many more opportunities for faculty and staff on campus to engage in sustainability through 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.

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