Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
ER-T2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sandra Scott Duex
Director, Univ. Housing
Student Affairs
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

In 2010-11, a first year residential learning community titled UMatter had a sustainability theme in addition to personal wellness and social justice themes built in. 44 students participated and took a common cohort of courses (ENGL100, SOCI100, GEOG120, ESM105). Faculty worked sustainability into the curriculum through a common read (Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac).

The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac

The website URL where information about the theme is available:

As of 2012, the explicit theme of sustainability has been dropped from UMatter. The content of the program, however, remains unchanged.

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