Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.60
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Belmont University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Todd Lake
Vice President
Spiritual Development
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Belmont Medicinal Garden

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Belmont University College of Pharmacy has created a Medicinal Garden outside of the McWhorter Building, which is home to the College of Pharmacy. The garden is cared for by students and faculty, and has become a model for other similar gardens in the community. There are over 30 different plants in the Medicinal Garden, some of which have been used to treat diseases for centuries, and others that are only now being used to treat conditions such as cancer. The garden supports the work of the college in teaching pharmacognosy, the study and use of medicinal drugs obtained from plants or other natural sources. This approach builds into the curriculum an appreciation for the rich diversity of plant life, and an awareness of the need to protect biodiversity.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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