Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.77
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date May 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Baldwin Wallace University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Baldwin Wallace is a member of Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Baldwin Wallace University is one of the founding members of the Academic Library Association of Ohio's (ALAO) Sustainability Interest Network. This interest group is a statewide forum for the exchange of ideas and opportunities related to sustainability amongst the representatives of academic libraries. Baldwin Wallace Ritter Library Director Charles Vesei is one of the founding signatory members of ALAO alongside representatives from other Ohio university libraries and attends the annual ALAO conference in Columbus. Please see the supporting documentation for additional details on the goals and activities of this interest group.


Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Lebo, Franklin. (9.22.2021). “Between the U.S. and the World’s First Earth Day.” Earth Day Public Lecture Series: 1971: The Other Year that Changed Everything. Ritter Library Fall Event Series. Invited Speaker.

Lebo, Franklin. (4.23.2021). “Sustainability Research and the Classroom: What Happens Before the Student Patron Seeks Librarian Assistance—A Faculty Perspective.” Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO): SUSIG (Sustainability Interest Group). Invited Speaker.

Lebo, Franklin. (9.16.2019). “Biomimicry vs. Geoengineering: On the Verge of a New Paradigm?” Earth Day Public Lecture Series: Dystopias: Prophesies, Predictions, and Paranoia. Ritter Library Fall Event Series. Invited Speaker.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

Dr. Franklin Lebo submitted the case study below for consideration to AASHE's Annual Awards Program for consideration under the case study category.

Lebo, Franklin Barr. (December 2019.) “Collaborative Leadership through Public-Private Partnerships: Wind Power and the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo).” Environmental Development. Vol. 32: 1-15. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/ejournals/article/369880543
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2019.06.004


Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Dr. Franklin Lebo, Assistant Professor & Co-Director of Sustainability, has served for the past three years on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE's) Advisory Council (2019-2021 term). He also served as a judge for AASHE's Academic Sustainability Awards Committee for the Academic Journal Research category in 2018.

Dr. Ven Ochaya, Professor in the School of Business, serves on the board of Great Lakes Biomimicry, a non-profit 501(c)(3) that assists corporations in biomimetic design thinking. For more information, please visit: https://glbiomimicry.org/About/Board-Members/Ochaya/

Mr. Robin Gagnow, Director of Residence Life is the Sustainability Chair of the Association of College and University Officers.

Mr. Charles Vesei, Ritter Library Director, is a founding signatory and member of the Academic Library Association of Ohio's (ALAO) Sustainability Interest Network


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Dr. Franklin Lebo served as the Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS) Assigned AASHE Mentor for (1) College of Southern Idaho (FA20/SP21), (2) Virginia Wesleyan University (FA21/SP22), and (3) Roger Williams University (FA21/SP22).


Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Dr. Franklin Lebo served as the External Program Reviewer in May 2020 for the University of Baltimore’s Environmental Sustainability Program at the invitation of Dr. Ronald Castanzo, Associate Dean, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.


A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

http://engineering.case.edu/sears-thinkbox

LaunchNet: IdeaLabs Competition
LaunchNET is a co-curricular program providing free and confidential venture coaching, idea contests, pitch competitions, networking opportunities, in-class presentations, and a host of visiting entrepreneurs and activities that complement BW’s innovation and entrepreneurship courses. All students, faculty, staff, and alumni may use these resources to navigate potential ideas they may have.

In the spring (i.e., every March), BW hosts the IdeaLabs competition. The first round of the competition is to award $1,000 to the best innovative project idea at BW. The second round of the competition is for the winners to compete against other universities. BW is a member of the EEC (Entrepreneurship Education Consortium). A description of the organization is available at: http://eecohio.com/. Here is a link to a description of the contest an winner in 2014: https://www.bw.edu/news/2014/student-wins-idealabs-contest-for-second-year. Here is a link to the current contest: https://baldwinwallace.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9N4Xh6sOTXVCue9.

The IdeaLabs competition encourages sustainable entrepreneurship due to all student teams in Baldwin Wallace's Biomimicry being required to compete with biomimetic ideas they have developed over the course of the preceding Fall semester. Students may use the resources provided by LaunchNet to engage in developing their sustainable and biomimetic business ideas.

https://www.bw.edu/centers/innovation-growth/
https://bwexponent.com/arts-culture/2018/02/19/cig-idealabs-competition-to-begin-soon/


Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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