Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.15
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Western Kentucky University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Kentucky's Kitchen Table

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Kentucky’s Kitchen Table is a project of Citizen and Self, a class in the Honors College at Western Kentucky University. Students gather together friends, family, and neighbors to have conversations around the kitchen table about what matters to them and what it means to be part of a community.
The program encourages community in an extraordinary way. New friends are made around a table and over a good meal. In most cases, the students do not know each other, as they are from different sections of the course, nor do they know their hosts. Hosts are arranged by the instructor, Dr. Gish, who invites friends and colleagues to share their kitchen tables with her students. Meal planning happens between the students and their hosts.
Conversation is open, but the students do come with a list of conversational questions. Most of the questions are just suggestions, but a few are required, such as: What does citizenship mean to you? Also, a group photo is required.
After the experience, the students write for a blog, which can be found here:https://kentuckyskitchentable.org/

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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