Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.21
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
1.25 / 2.00 Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Facilities Management/Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all non-academic staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:

Several opportunities for staff development exist at UWRF. One of those programs is the Series on Excellence and Innovation (SIE) which is a series of events highlighting various aspects of campus and the goals of each of those areas. In 2019, there was a specific SIE event featuring Campus Sustainability to share information with all employee groups regarding how UWRF is and is not sustainable.

It is important to note that there are many more opportunities for faculty and staff on campus to engage in sustainability through notable visitor presentations, 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.

The Office of Sustainability offers training out to all faculty and staff. Topics for training include waste minimization, campus sustainability overviews, and sustainability tours.

UWRF hosted the 2020 UW System Sustainability Annual Meeting through which trainings on the intersectionality of diversity and sustainability were open for all employees to participate.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :

UWRF also sends faculty and staff to the annual AASHE Conference each year. The number of participants varies from year to year but usually involves a combination of staff and faculty.

UWRD had over 10 students/faculty/staff attend the UMACS 2019 conference which is held every other year.


Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
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A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
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Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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