Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2010
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University of Colorado Boulder
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dave Newport
Environmental Center
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Does the institution offer a program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive experience(s) offered by the institution:

CU has several experiences that meet these criteria.

For instance, Engineering for Developing Communities (EDC) is one of several Active Learning Opportunities and Exploration Beyond the Classroom experiences available to students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities (MC-EDC) presents a unique opportunity for educating a new generation of engineers who contribute to the relief of the problems faced by developing communities worldwide. The center emphasizes an integrated and participatory nature of humanitarian development. As such, it contributes to meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals. MC-EDC encompasses education, research & development, and outreach/service related to sustainable community development. All MC-EDC students are assigned to real projects.


Likewise, CU's Global Business Communication Program Focus on Sustainable Business Practices and cross-cultural education. This sustainability-oriented ESL program is offered at the International English Center -- University of Colorado at Boulder. Students enter an immersive international program aimed at cross-cultural understanding and business practices supportive of sustainability.

A capstone course, Sustainable Business Practices, centers on analysis and discussion of case studies of companies in Boulder, the United States, and around the world that have "gone green." Participants also study useful interaction language for participating in and leading meetings based on the case studies. Guest speakers from local sustainable businesses add a further dimension to the course.


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