|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 26, 2016|
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration
|2.00 / 2.00||
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:
Cain, K. & Johnson, I. " Habitat for Humanity Eco-Village: A Living-Learning Laboratory for Sustainable Campus-Community Development." AASHE Conference, Los Angeles, CA. Oct. 15, 2012.
Wright, M., Monsour, F. A., Cain, K. D. (2015). Beyond Sustainability: A Context for Transformative Curriculum Development. Transformative Dialogue: Teaching and Learning Journal.
Blades, J., Gaard, G. C., Wright, B. M. Sustainability Curriculum Transformation in Progress! Assessing the Kinnickinnick Project at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.
The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS)
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
University of Wisconsin-System Sustainability Coordinators Consortium
American Colleges and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)
University of Wisconsin Extension Sustainability Team
St. Croix River Crossing Growth Mitigation Advisory Team
Kinni Watershed Consortium
A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
1) The University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus hosted the biennial UMACS Conference on April 9–10, 2010. The conference featured the latest in sustainability values, principles, and practices with presentations covering a spectrum of hot topics, reinforced by case studies, stories, and posters from a wide range of campuses and organizations throughout the region.
2) UWRF was selected to host the AASHE – UMACS Faculty Leadership for Sustainability workshop which was the first regional workshop of the national program sponsored by AASHE twice per year (at Emory University and San Diego State University).
3) 3 teams of campus staff, most recently Greta Gaard and Jarod Blades, have attended the AASHE sponsored curriculum workshop at Emory University. This serves as a training and eventual springboard for our annual campus workshop in developing add'l sustainability courses on-campus.
4) In October 2015, AASHE’s annual conference met in Minneapolis, where Jarod Blades, Gaard, and Mary Wright presented a five-year assessment of UWRF’s sustainability curriculum and projects for the future.
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
Previous work (previous to current 3 years):
Cain, K. & B Fry. “The Arts as a Driver of Sustainable Community Development”. AASCU Communications Conference. Washington, DC., March 21-22, 2011.
Cain, K.. “An Ideal Sustainable Campus.” Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK. September 20, 2010.
Cain, K.. “Gateway Communities: Making Place Matter.” Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK. September 20, 2010.
Cain, K.. “Sustainability, Sustainable Community Development, & Ecotourism: One U.S. Perspective on the Complexity of Context.” Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Uppsala, Sweden. June 14, 2010.
Cain, K.. “Population / Growth, & the Pursuit of Sustainable Communities.” Infusing Sustainability into the Curriculum Workshop. University of Wisconsin - Stout, Menomonie, WI. May 25-26, 2010.
Cain, K., & D. Braun. “Creating a Sustainable Campus Community Through Integrated Planning.” Society for College & University Planning National Conference - Pre-Conference Workshop on Sustainability. Portland, OR. July 18, 2009.
Cain, K., & D. Braun. “Creating a Sustainable Campus Community Through Integrated Planning.” Society for College & University Planning National Conference - Pre-Conference Workshop on Sustainability. Montreal,
Ontario, Canada. July 19, 2008.
Cain, K. “Sustainable Campus Communities: The Future Is Here & Now.” Association of College Unions International, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI, November 8, 2008.
Fitzgerald, M. “Becoming a Sustainable Campus: AASHE’s National Sustainability Tracking & Rating System (STARS).” Association of College Unions International, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI, November 8, 2008.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.