Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.41
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2019
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University of Kentucky
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Shane Tedder
Sustainability Coordinator
Office oF Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

The Sustainable Agriculture undergraduate program offers an apprenticeship, open to all students, working with its Community Supported Agriculture program. Students work on the farm and help with the logistics of the CSA. The principles of sustainability are integrated into every facet of this program.

The College of Agriculture offers international immersion courses focused on sustainability. Every two-three years, a three week sustainable agriculture/agro eco systems to Indonesia is offered. A graduate course (Advanced Concepts in Sustainable Crop Production, Insights from Nicaragua) was offered in Spring, 2015 and will be repeated every two years.

There are also several courses within the University of Kentucky which offer students the chance to experience Robinson Forest, a multi-thousand acre tract of land owned by the university, in a variety of sustainability contexts. Two of these courses include NRC 320, "Field Experience in Data Collection Techniques", and ENG/ENS 401, "Summer Environmental Writing Program". http://www.uky.edu/AS/English/courses/sewp/

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