Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.25
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2015
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Furman University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Yancey Fouche
Associate Director
Shi Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

The university is a member of and regularly presents lessons learned at AASHE and ACUPCC conferences. Multiple works have been submitted and/or published to share Furman's experiences with other schools, most notably: "Transformational Leadership at Furman University: Tradeoffs and Transitions" by Angela Halfacre and "Campus as Place" by Yancey Fouché.

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

The University's David E. Shi Center for Sustainability is an active member in the SE Campus Sustainability Coordinators Network. This organization holds monthly conference calls to discuss sustainability work on our campuses, share best practices, and generate ideas. In June 2013, Furman planned and hosted a conference of the group. It was attended by 28 professionals representing 23 higher education institutions throughout the southeastern U.S. The 2.5 day conference included formal presentations, sustainability-related field trips in Greenville, S.C. as well as informal opportunities for networking and idea-sharing.

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Center for Sustainability staff are often consulted by professionals in other organizations, including higher education, about the university's sustainability efforts. This takes the form of meetings, phone calls, e-mail exchanges, and formal presentations to present about the university's sustainability efforts.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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