Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Richmond
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
REMAP Faculty Learning Community

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

In order to support interdisciplinary scholarly endeavors, the Office of the Provost created Faculty Learning Communities (FLC). These interdisciplinary groups comprise faculty from across the University of Richmond’s five schools (School of Arts and Sciences, Robins School of Business, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, and the Richmond School of Law). The FLC concept encourages cross-program, cross-department, and cross-school interdisciplinary engagement. They provide a far-too-infrequent opportunity to have the time and institutional support to establish relationships beyond one's own department or college.

Each FLC cohort participates in a collaborative, year-long project on a subject of their choosing. The global climate change FLC was created to identify appropriate and sustainable solutions to climate change. The purpose of this FLC is to explore how the power of liberal education can be used to combat global climate change. This FLC is built upon five imperatives: respond, educate, mitigate, adapt and prevent (REMAP).

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Presentations to the campus community on climate change and the role of the university in addressing it.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research Yes
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy Yes
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
Interdisciplinary research

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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