|Submission Date||Feb. 25, 2016|
University of California, Merced
AC-5: Immersive Experience
School of Natural Sciences
Institution offers at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program. The program is one week or more in length and may take place off-campus, overseas, or on-campus.
For this credit, the program must meet one or both of the following criteria:
- It concentrates on sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions
- It examines an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens.
For-credit programs, non-credit programs and programs offered in partnership with outside entities may count for this credit. Programs offered exclusively by outside entities do not count for this credit.
See the Credit Example in the STARS Technical Manual for further guidance.
This credit applies to all institutions that offer immersive educational programs.
Institutions earn 2 points for meeting the criteria outlined above. Partial points are not available for this credit.
Programs offered during the three years prior to the anticipated date of submission are eligible for this credit.
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