Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date June 12, 2023

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristen McCauliff
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Provost and Academic Affairs
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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). In 2017, 2018, and 2019, 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. In 2020-2021, we had an additional 10 projects involving 10 faculty members and 101 students. In 2021-2022, we had a total of 15 projects that were sustainability-focused involving 16 faculty members and 169 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 academic years 2016-2022 academic year.

The attached spread sheets (including comprehensive data AND date broken out by the last year) can be organized in a variety of ways including by faculty member, by project, by college, or by year. The sustainability courses are highlighted.

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