Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Dec. 4, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Florida
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Allison Vitt
Outreach & Communications Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Center for Public Interest Communications

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 spring 2018 the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications launched the Center for Public Interest Communications, the first center in the U.S. dedicated to developing, translating and applying the science of strategic communication to drive social change. The Center will work with philanthropic, governmental, academic and business organizations on their efforts to have sustainable impact on social issues.

The Center for Public Interest Communications will work toward these goals:

1. Build and test both undergraduate and graduate curricula for adoption by other Universities.
2. Nurture, generate and promote scholarship that can advance the practice of public interest communications.
3. Build and support a vibrant community among those who practice, fund or study public interest communications.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Curriculum
Public Engagement
Social Change

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:
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