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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.80
Liaison John Arendt
Submission Date Sept. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Laurie Case
Sustainability & Strategic Planning Coordinator
Chancellor's Office
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Engineering Technology Degree Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology consists of a trio of new, high-demand, high-quality degrees developed in collaboration between faculty and regional manufacturing leaders is now accepting students, with classwork beginning in Fall 2015. Students pursuing any of the three degree programs - Electrical Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering Technology - can begin their academic studies at any of 12 higher education institutions in the area (10 technical and 2-year degree colleges and 2 comprehensive universities) and finish the program/earn their degrees at either UW-Green Bay or UW-Oshkosh. This is the first program of its type nationally and has received accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.

The environmental engineering technology degree program, specifically, will produce graduates with the skill sets to work with any Wisconsin (or national) manufacturer looking toward increasing the efficiency of raw material usage, reducing toxics, eliminating wastes, and lessening the environmental footprint of the materials being manufactured.

The program enhances financial sustainability of the prospective student by allowing them to undertake the general education and basic groundwork courses at technical or two-year University of Wisconsin schools (typically less expensive than a comprehensive 4-year institution) and transfer those credits to the comprehensive university for degree completion.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
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A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
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Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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