Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.15
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of the Pacific
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jessica Bilecki
Sustainability Director
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:

- Pacific Seminar I & II are required for all incoming Freshman. Their first semester, they take a PACS I class in which students study through different lenses, including that of sustainability, "What is a Good Society?" This is followed by a PACS II course that varies in topics, but are all created on the foundation of answering this continued question and work to gain a deeper insight into the social, economic and environmental dimensions of today's current society and their link to sustainability that is needed in order to prosper. Some PACS II courses have a community based learning component, which asks the students to work with individuals or agencies in the local community related to their topic. The PACS II course: A Sustainable Future? is sustainability-focused.

- Students working in the Ted and Chris Robb Garden learn how to produce food on a small scale in an environmentally friendly way. They learn to prepare, maintain, manage and develop the garden over the course of an academic year. They also learn about social, environmental and economic impacts of conventional and alternative food systems as well as the impacts of our everyday food decisions.


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