Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.15
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

University at Albany
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
SUNY Global Commons virtual study abroad program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
In the summers of 2020 and 2021, the SUNY System joined together to create unique, virtual study abroad opportunities aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Students signed up based on their project interest and placed in teams. These teams were then partnered with an international organization and created educational and outreach materials based on their group's challenges. Several UAlbany faculty and staff served as faculty advisors and content developers including: Dr. Mary Ellen Mallia (content developer for SDG #13), Dr. John Justino, School of Public Health, Dr. Susan Appe from Public Administration and Dr. Ilka Kressner from Languages, Literature and Cultures.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.