Instructionally Related Activities Funds Request Summary

Project SponsorSimone Aloisio
Activity TitleSustainability at CI
Activity/Event DateOngoing 2014/15 AY
Date Funding Needed ByStart of 2014/15 AY
Previously Funded?Yes
Proposal #557
Report submitted for previously Funded Activity?Yes
Report submitted for previously Funded Activitysustainability-report-2013-2014.docx (MS Word, 221KB)
Academic Program or Center NameChemistry/ESRM
Estimated total Course Fee revenue$0
Amount Requested from IRA$24000
Estimated Number of Students Participating100
Conditions and Considerations
Brief Activity DescriptionThe request is for funding for sustainability related projects or events on campus, in effect establishing a sustainability fund for a group of classes. Students will work with faculty and staff to identify areas in which they increase the sustainability of our campus, increase awareness for sustainability issues on our campus, or extend our campus’ sustainability activities to a larger population. Examples that were funded and are implementing in AY2013/2014 are low flow toilets, refillable pitchers for students in apartment in housing, a lighting survey, and a grow out facility. Decisions will be made by students on how funds are to be spent, in conjunction with faculty and OPC. Students will design, plan, implement, and assess the projects. As part of their coursework, students will also determine the sustainability related impacts they have on our campus and community.
Learning Outcomes and Relation to IRA to Course OfferingsThe courses are: CHEM 101 (Chemistry and the Environment), ESRM 200 (Principles of Resource Management, Conservation and Stewardship), MKT 310 (Principles of Marketing), ESRM 490 (Special Topics – Sustainability at CI). The sustainability projects are central to these courses.

For CHEM 101,
• Relate contemporary environmental issues to fundamental principles.
• Discuss solutions to designed to limit negative impact on the environment.
• To analyze human impact on the environment that come from some everyday decisions we make.
• Apply scientific principles to the environmental problems concerning energy, air quality, the global atmosphere, water quality, and waste management.

For MKT-310:
• Identify, conceptualize, and develop solutions for the complex and critical decisions management must face before a product or service is advertised or sold
• Explore the importance of environmental sustainability as it relates to marketing

For ESRM-200:

• Develop the ability to analyze practices of sustainability from an ethical viewpoint;
• Identify, conceptualize, and develop solutions for the complex and critical decisions organization leaders face in an era of diminishing natural resources and higher costs for energy;
• Understand the use of new and traditional approaches to resource management in dealing with internal and external threats to business organizations;
• Gain an appreciation for the roles of business, government, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and their influence on societal sustainability;
• Distinguish between sustainable practices associated with water usage, energy use, waste streams, and more traditional approaches employed on the CI campus, and; Construct a project plan related to a sustainable practice on the CI campus.
Description of Assessment ProcessAn interim report of 2013-2014 projects has been provided for the committee’s information.
Activity Budgetsustainability-13-14-ira-regularbudget.xlsx (MS Excel, 197.8KB)
CIA Budget
CIA Proposal
Course Syllabus
CIA Certification
Other Sources of FundingOPC and Housing have provided services to install equipment for our projects each year. For example, they are installing the water saving toilets at no cost to IRA.
Target Audience/Student MarketingThe students in participating classes are the intended audience in terms of who will be planning the projects.
Bring Benefit to CampusAll students on campus will benefit from having a more sustainable environment. The campus can be an example of sustainability best practices.
SustainabilityThe funds used for this proposal are used for student initiated sustainability initiatives on campus.
Program Chair/Directorsimone.aloisio
Academic Affairs AVPkaren.carey
AcknowledgementI acknowledge that I have reviewed and accepted the Conditions and Considerations herein. Please check off boxes as appropriate.

Program Chair/Director Approval

ApprovalI approve the IRA Funds Request described on this page
NameSimone Aloisio
Date/Time2/25/2014 6:43:31 PM

Academic Affairs AVP Approval

ApprovalI approve the IRA Funds Request described on this page
NameKaren Carey
Date/Time2/26/2014 8:14:57 AM