Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Alison Pugh
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Edmonds Community College
ER-T2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Alison Pugh
Sustainability Researcher
Workforce Development & Training
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

Edmonds Community College has a Community Reads program, and has been doing so since 2007. Faculty are encouraged to incorporate the books into assignments. There is an event, usually in winter quarter, where the author comes to campus to talk about the book and other activities may be organized related to the book. The college Foundation also provides 3 scholarships to students for spring quarter for submitting excellent project proposals related to the book.

In the past 3 years, all of the books relate to sustainability: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (relating to issues of social equity); The Big Burn by Timothy Egan (the establishment of public forest lands in America); and The Boy Who Harnassed the Wind by by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer (alternative energy production in developing countries).


The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
In the past 3 years, all of the books relaThis year: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (relating to issues of social equity)

The website URL where information about the theme is available:

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