Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Lisa Mitten
Submission Date March 8, 2018
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State University of New York at New Paltz
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Carol Rietsma
Emerita Professor
Biology
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Mohonk Preserve

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

SUNY New Paltz and the Mohonk Preserve, the largest not-for-profit nature preserve in New York State, have had an ongoing formal institutional agreement since 1998 for which a fee is paid by the College to the Preserve. Under this agreement, faculty schedule the use of Mohonk Preserve lands for teaching and research with students in their classes. Classes in art, biology, black studies, business, elementary & secondary education, English, English as a second language (ESL), modern languages, literature and cultures, geography, geology, math, physical education, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology have visited the Preserve. In 2016, there was a total of 44 class visits and 881 student participants; in 2017 during the spring semester, there was a total of 21 class visits and 378 student participants. In addition, the Honors Center, Residence Life, and the Counseling Center along with the Athletic and Wellness Center have visited the Preserve. Five faculty members have worked as Research Associates at the Preserve and engaged their undergraduate and graduate student in their own research. These faculty have access to archival data at the Preserve. Since 2013, eight students have had internships in Conservation Science at the Preserve. SUNY New Paltz and the Mohonk Preserve co-sponsored a public screening of the film “The Messenger” about the conservation threats to migratory birds in 2017. In addition, SUNY New Paltz and the Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership of which the Mohonk Preserve is a partner co-sponsored six public lectures in 2016 & 2017.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Phillies Bridge Farm

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

The Phillies Bridge Farm-SUNY New Paltz partnership partnership allows faculty and students to learn about sustainability on site. Numerous students have also completed internships for credit working at the farm, advancing both student learning and helping the PBF to remain viable and carry out its sustainability mission. The Phillies Bridge Farm Project demonstrates and promotes local agriculture that is ecologically sound, community oriented, and economically viable.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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