Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.16
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 23, 2015
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Weber State University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Bodine
Sustainability Specialist
Facilities Management
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

During the spring semester of 2014, the Environment and Society class (Sociology 3300) at Weber State University (WSU) conducted a series of focus groups with a variety of WSU stakeholders to gain an understanding of the attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions held about water and water use at WSU. According to the students, this immersive research experience on water provided the following benefits:

1. An increased understanding of stakeholders’ attitudes towards water, and towards WSU’s use and attempts at conservation of water.

2. Provided WSU’s Energy & Sustainability Office with information about sustainability and environmental literacy among different stakeholders.

3. Provided WSU’s Facilities Management Department, administration, and others involved in water policy decisions and implementation at WSU with information to improve water management at WSU. Improved water management at WSU would result in improved water quality for downstream users, or improved water conservation resulting in greater availability of water downstream, for other users and for ecosystems.

The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

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