|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 30, 2018|
College of the Atlantic
IC-1: Institutional Boundary
Dean of Admission
Office of Admission
Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:
Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):
A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:
The College of the Atlantic's main campus is 37 acres fronting on the Atlantic Ocean in the Town of Bar Harbor. The campus has parking adjacent to Route 3, its main access route. The campus has extensive lawns and gardens and a protective buffer of trees along the ocean shore. The college has two working farms: Beech Hill Farm and the Peggy Rockefeller Farms. Beech Hill farm is a 72-acre farm located twelve miles from the main campus that raises 4-5 acres of vegetables for sale to the public via a farm stand, wholesale accounts, and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program; and also sells produce to the main campus cafeteria. Peggy Rockefeller Farms are located five miles from campus and comprise 125 acres with 50 acres of pasture and hay land. The farm currently raises small livestock and hosts a recently planted apple orchard. Meat produced at Peggy Rockefeller Farms is sold to the college cafeteria. Both farms have extensive student involvement in their operations. The college also has two facilities on offshore islands in the Gulf of Maine that are used for marine research and teaching. COA ownership on the islands amounts to 15 acres. The college owns a 100-acre forested property about six miles from the main campus that is used for field studies.
Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
|Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary)||No||No|
|Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares||Yes||Yes|
|Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares||No||No|
The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:
Additional documentation to support the submission :
College of the Atlantic has a very small graduate program. Each year we typically award 2-3 Master of Philosophy degrees. Because this program is so small--equating to less than three percent of our student body--and because the overwhelming majority of our resources are devoted to our undergraduate population, we focus on our undergraduate program in this survey.
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