Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.70
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2014
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University of Colorado Boulder
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Bruce Goldstein
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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:

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, the Leeds Center for Education on Social Responsibility offers a Socially Responsible Enterprise Certificate which requires an experiential learning experience through an internship with socially responsible businesses. They also offer many sustainability focused service learning courses such as Business Solutions for the Developing world.


The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

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