Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Stout
OP-20: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.56 / 2.00 Tim Cline
Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options:

The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 72
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 10
Vanpool or carpool 17
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 1
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:

A Qualtrics survey was administered by the Applied Research Center (in tandem with UW-Stout's Greenhouse Gas Inventory) through email to a randomly chosen sample representing the student, staff and faculty population. Three reminders were emailed encouraging participation.

The data collection is represented by the following:

1. Of the 857 completed surveys, 320 were by staff (37.4%) while 537 were completed by students (62.6%).

2. Student responses to the survey contributed to 57% of the data points while 43% were provided by faculty/staff. Respondents were asked to provide responses to questions for up to 3 semesters allowing for multiple data points per respondent.

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for employees is available:

Information from the UW-Stout Commuter Survey Report for Spring 2015, conducted by the Applied Research Center

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.