Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.18
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
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California State University, Sacramento
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jenni Murphy
Associate Dean
College of Continuing Education
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

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

Sac State Sustainability has an ongoing student program focusing on sustainability issues on campus and in the local community. Each semester 1-2 students join the campus sustainability team for an immersive sustainability experience. Students work on improving various sustainability topics/issues based on their areas on interest. Students work with the sustainability team to determine a sustainability issue or focus area that can be improved and has tangible results, then work to achieve the goal in a student driven active learning manner. Students work with various departments on and off campus in order to achieve project success, acquiring experience in the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainability. This program gives students experience and networking opportunities in the field of sustainability, helping define their future career paths.

A recent example of this student program is showcased in the Infrared Faucet Study found at the link below. Under the guidance of the Sustainability Team the student worked with Sac State plumbers, Chicago Faucets and other students to perform a comparison on water usage from replacing standard manual faucets with automatic infrared faucets. The results of the study have been shared with the entire CSU system and with Chicago Faucets. As a result of the study Sacramento State will be installing infrared faucets in various bathrooms across campus, as well as new buildings.

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:
+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

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