Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Laura Young
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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Michigan State University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Laurie Thorp
Coordinator, RISE Program
Residential Initiative on the Study of the Enviornment
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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:

The Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment (RISE) is a living learning academic program. The program is interdisciplinary by design and is co-sponsored by the colleges of Natural Science, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Engineering, Communication Arts and Sciences, and Social Science. Students live together in a LEED certified residential hall, earn a minor in environmental and sustainability studies, partner with campus operations to improve sustainability practices and processes, and conduct research with faculty in related disciplines. Over 175 students are in residence in 2013-14 with an additional 100 students engaged in the program but living off campus.

Study Abroad Programs:
Contemporary Issues in Developing Societies: Belize
Entrepreneurship and Development: Agriculture & Environment Studies: Belize
EARTH Consortium Summer Study Abroad: Costa Rica
Ethics in Tourism and Sustainable Development: Costa Rica
Ethics and Development in India
Community Engagement in Rural Ireland
Paradise in Peril? Exploring Madagascar's Biodiversity Crisis
Sustainable Community Development in Tanzania

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

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