Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.78
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2014
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George Mason University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tyler Orton
Projects Innovation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

George Mason University (Mason) offers numerous immersive learning experiences focused on sustainability issues, including internships, independent study and service learning opportunities. Emblematic are the collaborative action research projects at the core of the undergraduate capstone course, [EVPP 480] Sustainability in Action, which challenges students to make a difference in our community, using sustainability wisdom as their guide, then document and report on what they learn. One example of students' products from this process is presented in the URL below. This course is the capstone for the Environmental and Sustainability Studies B.A. degree, which also requires a pertinent internship experience. In addition to the on-campus sustainability program, Mason offers semester long immersive experience at The Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation in which students spend an entire semester getting hands on experience with prominent conservationists, researchers, and educators.

The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Data is for FY14

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