Campus Re-Opening Action Plan
At IE University, we have created a plan that details all the steps required to re-open the campus as soon as possible in the safest conditions, with a top-quality academic experience and ongoing dialogue with all members of the IE Community.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PLAN
PROTECT THE HEALTH OF STUDENTS, PROFESSORS, AND STAFF
IE University anticipated the start of the health crisis to protect the health of students, professors, and staff. IE University has implemented the health protocols necessary to reinforce the protection and social distancing measures at this stage.
GUARANTEE ACADEMIC ACTIVITY
IE University has guaranteed academic activity since the beginning of the health crisis. During the weeks of confinement, the institution has given 7,000 students from 140 countries access to online training platforms, to all levels of education programs. The classes are resumed with face-to-face students and online students simultaneously connected in the classrooms.
REPORT TRANSPARENTLY AND QUICKLY
IE University works to inform members of the IE Community transparently and quickly about the institution's action plan to protect the health of students, professors, and staff, and to maintain academic activity in any setting. Within this academic commitment, IE University works to reinforce its hybrid training model and its liquid learning strategy.
1. Health protection measuresBEFORE THE RE-OPENING THIS MONTHON CAMPUSOFF CAMPUS
In the days prior to the re-opening of the campus this month, IE University took preventive measures in order to provide the safest conditions to the IE Community.
The IE University community is required to make a daily self-assessment of COVID-19 compatible symptoms before accessing the campus, wear a protective mask at all times, follow the WHO hygiene recommendations, practice physical distancing of more than 1.5 meters, and follow classroom rules.
All the recommended hygiene measures become useless if they are not also applied outside the IE University campus. Thus, it is important to constantly maintain these measures throughout the day, no matter the situation and environment.
2. Facilities and academic activitiesAdapting facilities and academic activities
IE University has approved measures to adapt the campus in order to promote a hybrid learning model and comply with the demands and restrictions inherent to the management of the crisis.
3. TRANSPARENT COMMUNICATIONProviding timely and transparent information
From the outset of the health crisis, IE University’s aim has been to provide timely and transparent information regarding all measures approved through internal and external channels, in both the media and on social media.
What’s new on campus!
We aim to mainstream sustainability into all aspects of the university. We want to inspire people to change their habits to strengthen a behavioral change. At IE we are committed to fostering environmental and ethical stewardship as well as promoting increased awareness and public understanding.
Students, faculty and staff are all integral to our efforts. We can all help make a positive impact on the world by learning about sustainability — and living it every day! To that end, this guide provides a variety of tips for living sustainably at IE University.
The Chain of Change starts with you!
1. PaperPaperlessRESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTIONPrinting card
We’re going paperless!!
Our goal is to remove all paper from campus of student and staff paper consumption in the institution by the end of 2020.
IE University’s objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030.
Printing at IE: Bye-bye printers!
We have committed to a 100% reduction in paper usage. In other words, IE is going paperless!
What this means for you: By taking notes, reviewing documents and turning in assignments electronically, you will be helping the environment by reducing waste as well as the energy and water that go into the paper making process. Plus, trees play a critical role in absorbing CO2 from our atmosphere and producing oxygen to support life on our planet. By reducing or eliminating your use of paper, you are doing your part to preserve the life of trees.
Still have a balance on your printing card?
There are two ways the remaining money can be used:
• A donation in the amount of your balance will be made to the WWF initiative to repopulate the forests of the Doñana National Park (Huelva, Spain). The park is home to a unique biodiversity ecosystem currently under threat.
This initiative gives back to the environment what we take away with so much printing. A part of the donation goes directly to the WWF. The other
part is used to sponsor a volunteer trip for students to plant trees in the Doñana Park.
For more information about IE’s participation in this important activity in 2019, click here.
This choice does not require action on your part.
• If you don’t want to donate to the Doñana reforestation project, you can use the money in the campus store*. If you choose this option, please let the director of your program know that this is your preference.
*This option is only available for those programs returning to campus in July.
2. Recycling on campus1 Recycling
SORTING YOUR TRASH MATTERS!
On both the Madrid and Segovia campuses, you will find a recycling corner on every floor with receptacles for regular trash, plastic and aluminum containers and paper. Soon there will be a place s to recycle batteries as well.
For staff: There will no longer be bins in the offices! Yes, we will need to stand up and throw our trash into the containers in the “recycling spots” in campus.
3. Eating and Drinking on Campus1 USE, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
USE, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
• IE will no longer be purchasing single-use water bottles – students, teachers and staff – remember to bring a refillable water bottle to campus.
• Water filling stations on campus make it easy to stay hydrated.
• Carry reusable utensils and straw, and if you are eating consider using reusable takeaway containers. Here some great options you can find in our store.