Education and Research

LIsted below is the information related to the credits Richland Community College received toward its 2011 STARS rating for Education and Research.

Co-Curricular Education

  • Sustainability in New Student Orientation
    • During student orientation the students are given a Richland Community College Planner which contains a page of information about sustainability on campus, including courses offered, RCC's vision, and campus initiatives for sustainability.
  • Sustainability Materials and Publications
    • The sustainability website includes information about our STARS reporting data and information about recyclingefforts on campus. As the College moves forward with sustainability initiatives, that information will be includedon the sustainability website. A link to the sustainability site can be found at the bottom of the main Richland Community College website.
  • Organic Garden
    • Richland's Student Farm is an outdoor classroom for research, demonstration and organic crop production. The site includes two production greenhouses (2,400 square feet), as well as two hoop houses (960 square feet) which allow for crop production through harsh winters. Resources also include a shrub nursery, an All American Selections Display Garden plus additional flower and perennial gardens (16,000 square feet), 16 farm plots (38,400 square feet.) with fruit trees, brambles, energy grasses and vegetables, a shade structure and student-designed and constructed walks, waterfall, retaining walls, patio and outdoor kitchen. All produce is grown using organic, sustainable farming practices.
  • Sustainable Enterprise
    • Richland's student-run coffee shop, opening Fall 2011, is a sustainable enterprise, focusing on teaching students sustainable business practices.

Curriculum

Research

  • Credits for the Research section are not applicable to Richland Community College as the College does not conduct research per the guidelines specified in the STARS criteria. 

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