Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.74
Liaison Pat Van Duyne
Submission Date June 11, 2015
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Joliet Junior College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Eric Gorder
Associate Professor of Art
Fine Arts
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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:

A summer 3-week course, taught by our faculty in conjunction with Ehime University located in Matsuyama, Japan. The immersion into sustainability is relevant in many ways. Beginning with hand-outs and several hours of lecture, students are immersed into the recycling practices needed to live in Japan. Students are placed into group housing and home-stay situations for the initial two weeks where these practices must be met and fully adhered to for the duration of the trip . As we enter year three, additional educational focus will also be placed on organic rice production and land use, development of local products and sustainable fisheries. During the trip, the historical and contemporary use and development of green spaces is investigated, as is the relationship of urban space on a compact growing economy.

The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

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