Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.08
Liaison Julie Hopwood
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Suzanne Plesha
Director of Immersive Learning
Office of Immersive Learning
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

Ball State University supports a rigorous program in immersive learning, where teams of students work in collaboration with a faculty mentor and community partner to solve a problem through creation of a product over the course of a fifteen-week semester (or longer). Over the last three years, we had 56 total projects that dealt with the concept of sustainability, the interdependence of ecological and social.economic systems, and/or a major sustainability challenge (see attached). Those 56 total projects involved 35 different faculty members and 668 students.

Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information obtained from immersive learning project data for the 2016-2019 academic year.

The attached spread sheet can be organized in a variety of ways including by faculty member, by project, by college, or by year.

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