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

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
PA-4: Reporting Assurance

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Facilities Management/Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution completed an assurance process that provides independent affirmation that the information in its current STARS report is reported in accordance with credit criteria?:
Yes

Did the assurance process include internal review, an external audit, or both?:
Both internal review and an external audit

The name, title, and organizational affiliation of each reviewer:

Internal Review:
Violet Penman, Student Manager, UWRF Office of Sustainability
Julia Miller, Student Intern, UWRF Office of Sustainability
Keanna Kerrigan, Student Intern, UWRF Office of Sustainability
Kendra Letch, Student Intern, UWRF Office of Sustainability
Grace Coggio, Faculty Member, UWRF College of Arts and Sciences
Jen Isham, Student Intern, UWRF Office of Sustainability

External Review:
Brad Spanbauer, Sustainability Coordinator, UW-Oshkosh
John Gardner, Program and Policy Analyst, UW-Milwaukee
Jake McCulloch, Project and Communications Specialist, UW-Madison
Wes Enterline, Sustainability Director, UW-Whitewater
John Arendt, Director of Environmental Management and Business Institute, UW-Green Bay
Alex Frank, Analyst, UW-Madison Office of Sustainability


A brief description of the institution’s assurance process:

As a preliminary step, all reported data was reviewed by a student workers in the UWRF Office of Sustainability using the Review Template. In addition to verifying that content meets required criteria, students also checked spelling, grammar, and hyperlinks. These students supported some parts of the data collection, but specifically reviewed sections they did not help with the data collection for. A few of the students did not help with any data collection at all so they were independent even though they work in the Office of Sustainability. Additionally, a faculty member helped review all of the academic sections although she was involved in some of the data collection. To provide additional assurance, a student who did not help collect data reviewed all academic sections.

The report was then shared with six staff from five peer institutions in Wisconsin. Between the six individuals, all sections of the report were externally reviewed.


Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to submitting it to AASH​E:
Completed STARS Review Template:
Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE (2nd review):
Completed STARS Review Template (2nd review):
Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE​ (3rd review):
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Copy of completed STARS Review Template (3rd review):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s reporting assurance is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.