Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.65
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.16 / 3.00 Mark Klapatch
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Facilities Management
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Does the institution administer or oversee an ongoing faculty/staff peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Total number of employees:
819

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
Kinnickinnic Project

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
44

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (1st program):

All tenure-line faculty are invited to participate in this opportunity. No prior classroom or research experience with a sustainability perspective on the intersections of environmental, social justice, and economic issues is needed. Participants are required to infuse concepts of sustainability into their courses by completing one of three curricular options: new module, course redesign, or new course. The previous year's cohort of Sustainability Faculty Fellows mentor the incoming year's cohort. The program has been in place for the past 4 years. A Sustainability Faculty Fellows Coordinator (Dr. Greta Gaard) was hired spring 2015 through a quarter time faculty release to help run the program.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

At the University of Wisconsin River Falls, strategic curriculum integration on sustainability is occurring campus-wide through the ongoing, faculty-led initiative that we call the Kinnickinnic Project, in honor of the "outstanding resource water" and Class 1 trout stream that winds through our campus and the River Falls community. Our curriculum infusion and development project, now in its fifth successful year, provides community for our members; deepens awareness of the ways in which sustainability can be integrated into all academic disciplines; and fosters intellectually stimulating dialogue around local, national, and global sustainability issues among our colleagues and students. From the genesis of our project in 2011, when two faculty members attended the AASHE Sustainability Curriculum leadership Workshop at Emory University in Atlanta and returned to start a similar annual workshop at UWRF, we have grown our membership of Sustainability Faculty Fellows to forty-four, all of whom, after participating in the workshop, have enacted curricular change within at least one of his or her courses.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The campus provides funding for the workshop and stipends for completing course designs to infuse sustainability into the curriculum.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
N/A
+ Date Revised: March 15, 2016

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
0
+ Date Revised: March 15, 2016

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):

N/A

+ Date Revised: March 15, 2016

A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

N/A

+ Date Revised: March 15, 2016

A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

N/A

+ Date Revised: March 15, 2016

The website URL where information about the program is available (2nd program):
N/A
+ Date Revised: March 15, 2016

Name(s) of the employee educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of employees served by all other programs:
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (all other programs):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (all other programs):
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A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program(s) (all other programs):
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The website URL where information about the program(s) is available (all other programs):
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