Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
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Ithaca College
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Developed by a team of gerontologists from Cornell University and Ithaca College, RISE was based on research evidence about older adult learners and environmental education. This comprehensive training program for retirees wishing to become involved in environmental volunteerism and civic engagement provides two types of learning experiences:

•Factual knowledge about pressing environmental issues such as water quality, climate change, waste management, air pollution, and other topics; and
•Training in leadership and communication skills that will increase the retiree stewards’ effectiveness in working in environmental organizations.

The Spring 2013 RISE program was a joint project of the Ithaca College Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Ithaca College Natural Lands (ICNL), Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, and Longview, a nearby residential community for older adults. Ithaca College Natural Lands interns supervised the training of the Longview RISE program participants.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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