Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2012
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Dickinson College
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Neil Leary
Director
Center for Sustainability Education
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Dickinson College’s Global Climate Change Africa Mosaic was an intensive, interdisciplinary semester of study and research that featured field research at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa. The focus of the field research was to understand reasons for agreement and disagreement among parties to the Convention on critical issues in the negotiations. The students researched these questions by interviewing conference delegates.

Students honed their field research by taking four courses in Fall Semester 2011—Global Climate Change, Ecological History of Africa, Global Environmental Challenges and Governance, and Field Research on International Climate Change Negotiations.

Following their three weeks of field research and participation at COP, they were charged with educating their college community via research papers, an online video archives of interviews, and public presentations to a variety of audiences to raise awareness of climate change on campus and in the community.

This once again established Dickinson College’s commitment to global sustainability education and our pedagogical bridge from curricular abstraction to co-curricular understanding.

+ Date Revised: June 6, 2012

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
http://www.dickinson.edu/centers/sustainability/content/International_Climate_Connections/
+ Date Revised: Feb. 5, 2013

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