Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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Belmont University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
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Director, IR
Provost
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

The university has been involved over many years with The Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association (THESA). We have both hosted their meetings on the Belmont campus, as well as offered leadership at meetings held at sister institutions. THESA is dedicated to adding value to and promoting sustainability initiatives taking place within higher education institutions in Tennessee. As such, it is an enabling organization rather than an advocacy group. Overall, it seeks to ensure the societal movement toward sustainability is reflected in and promoted by Tennessee campuses across the state.


The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

The university has been involved over many years with The Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association (THESA). We have both hosted their meetings on the Belmont campus, as well as offered leadership at meetings held at sister institutions. THESA is dedicated to adding value to and promoting sustainability initiatives taking place within higher education institutions in Tennessee. As such, it is an enabling organization rather than an advocacy group. Overall, it seeks to ensure the societal movement toward sustainability is reflected in and promoted by Tennessee campuses across the state.


A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Darlene Panvini, Chair of Belmont's Biology department officially still on the board and secretary/treasurer of THESA (Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association). However, the organization has been seeking a new executive director for the past two years and has been mostly inactive except for a few events. I helped coordinate several state-wide conferences through THESA and hosted one at Belmont in 2007, in addition to hosting a workshop (“Spreading Sustainability across the Curriculum) in spring 2010. I have presented at two THESA events:

• Panvini, Darlene. Feb 5, 2010. How to Rethink a Course: Sustainability Across the Curriculum. Presentation at Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop, Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association. Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

• Panvini, Darlene. March 2007. Community Engagement: Service-Learning And Internships. Presentation at the Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association Conference. Belmont University, Nashville, TN.


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