Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Ithaca College
ER-T2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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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?:

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

The institution began offering a sustainability themed first year experience. Before the start of the school year, incoming freshman are invited to participate in a Jumpstart Program. One of the programs is the Green Tour that takes students on a bio-regional bus tour around Cayuga Lake with a sustainability guide. The students also partake in activities that foster a better sense of the regional community and environment, like visiting the S.H.A.R.E. farm, run by the Haudenosaunee native tribe and the Ithaca Farmers Market.

In addition, in Fall 2013, Ithaca instituted the First Year Residential Experience linked to the Integrative Core Curriculum with residents selecting academic themes, one of which is "A Quest for a Sustainable Future."

The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:

The website URL where information about the theme is available:

More information about the First Year Residential Experience and its new theme-based tie to curriculum: http://www.ithaca.edu/reslife/specialty/firstyear/fyreacademic/

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