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Trends in Interdisciplinary Environmental and Sustainability Education

  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)

This paper presentation will discuss the findings of a 2012 census of interdisciplinary environmental (IE) and sustainability degree programs, other degree programs with formal concentrations or emphases in environment or ...

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Sustainable Impact: The Challenges of Creating Interdisciplinary Courses on Food, Food Systems, and Food Justice to Empower Students to Action

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

When looking to de-silo the often-segregated, triple-bottom line of sustainability, food seems the ideal course subject to broaden understanding. The class was formulated with a three-tiered structure - where our food ...

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Building Curricular Cohesion: Reaching Across Disciplines

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

California State Univerisity Chico recently established a general education pathway in Sustainability culiminating in a minor. This general education curriculum incorporates courses from the Arts, Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences ...

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Creating an Interdisciplinary Master of Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

A two year Master of Sustainability (MOS) program accepted its first group of students in the fall of 2010, leading to the first graduating class in May of 2012. The ...

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A Multidisciplinary Model For a New Graduate Certificate in Sustainability At a Land Grant University

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

This paper provides the theoretical framework for the multidisciplinary curriculum design of the newly approved graduate certificate in sustainability at a Land Grant University. A hallmark of a graduate education ...

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Campus Environmental Caucus: Connecting Students, Faculty and Staff Across Disciplines and Departments

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The mission of the Environmental Caucus is to facilitate creative and strategic communication across campus to advance the institutional commitment to sustainability and to promote education, research, and collaboration on ...

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A Case Study of Multi-Campus, Interdisciplinary Energy Education Through Public-Private Partnership

  • University of Hawaii Community Colleges (HI)

Energy Service Companies (ESCO's) that partner with campuses to reduce their energy bills by millions provide an unprecedented opportunity for multi-stakeholder educational programs that engage students in cutting edge ...

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A Case Study of Multi-Campus, Interdisciplinary Energy Education to Empower Student Engagement

  • University of Hawaii Community Colleges (HI)

Today's students are tech and media savvy and ready to work at a professional level with mentors and stakeholders who can help them make a measurable impact in the ...

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Why Would We Work Together?: Sustainability Projects and Interdisciplinary Student Learning

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WV)

Sustainability, as a concept, is a familiar part of curriculum and a high priority for colleges and universities throughout the world. In an effort to meet the interdisciplinary research goals ...

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Building Multidisciplinary Sustainability Programs in the Comprehensive Universities

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

Developing a new program frequently requires the cooperation of faculty from many different departments who face heavy demands on their time and expertise. Gaining the cooperation and commitment of faculty ...

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From Vision to Implementation: Developing an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Urban Sustainability

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

How does a university contribute to the development of a sustainable and livable urban community? In 2006, members of the Antioch University Los Angeles faculty envisioned a program that would ...

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An Interdisciplinary Sustainability Coordinator Associate of Applied Science at Lane Community College

  • Lane Community College (OR)

The Sustainability Coordinator Associate of Applied Science is an interdisciplinary degree developed through a collaborative process. It is the first program of its kind in the nation. Unlike other, discipline-specific ...

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Inter-Institutional and Interdisciplinary Collaborations for Developing Sustainability Curriculum- a Unique Role for a Technical College.

  • Georgia State University (GA)

The metro region of Atlanta, GA is home to a wide range of institutions of higher education. Inter-institutional collaborations can an important mechanism towards enhancing sustainability literacy. A 2-year vocational ...

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Introduction to Sustainability Studies: Design and Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Course

  • Rider University (NJ)

Like many schools, our institution is actively engaged in integrating sustainability across the curriculum. However, because we have also instituted a minor in sustainability studies, we have developed and are ...

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Applying Interdisciplinarity and Visual Communication Design to a Vision of Urban Sustainability

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

"Interdisciplinarity is not the calm of an easy security; it begins effectively when the solidarity of the old disciplines breaks down-perhaps even violently, via the jolts of fashion-in the interests ...

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Demographics and Outcomes of the Interdisciplinary Foundations of Sustainability Minor at the University of Arkansas

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

In March 2011, the University of Arkansas implemented an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in 'Foundations of Sustainability' administered under the Provost's office. The minor requires 18 hours coursework: 2 gateway ...

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Creating and Implementing an Interdisciplinary Global Sustainability Minor at the University of Virginia

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Together, a professor and student from a large public research university will discuss their successful efforts to establish an interdisciplinary Global Sustainability Minor. Participating undergraduate students from all majors learn ...

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Interdisciplinary Environmental Education Programs: Three Approaches to Sustainability

  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)

In 2009, the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors of the National Council for Science and the Environment completed an extensive research project that explored the field identity of interdisciplinary ...

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Sustainability learning outcomes for an interdisciplinary general education curriculum

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Over the past 15 years sustainability has emerged as a prominent theme within Portland State University's interdisciplinary general education curriculum. For example, a web-based survey of faculty found that ...

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A Multidisciplinary Model for an Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

This article provides the theoretical rationale of the multidisciplinary framework for curricula in a new sustainability minor at the University of Arkansas. Sustainability is by its very nature multidisciplinary, and ...

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Getting started with effective interdisciplinary instruction

  • Creative Change Educational Solutions (MI)

College courses often reflect the disciplinary expertise of the professor, leaving little room for interdisciplinary connections even when the desire is there. So how can professors "stretch" sustainability instruction to ...

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Is this Interdisciplinary Education?

  • Emily Carr University of Art & Design (BC)

Following the 2009 essay that Janet Moore and I wrote for the Vancouver Sun, this paper proposes a teaching/learning model and rationale for universities to address their role in ...

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Sustainable Collaborations: A Model for Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching of Sustainability Curriculum

  • Florida State University (FL)

This qualitative study examines the experiences of higher education faculty participating in an interdisciplinary team-taught sustainability curriculum program. Warren Wilson College, a small, private, liberal arts college was awarded a ...

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Educating for Sustainability? Investigating Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Programs in Canada.

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Educating for Sustainability? Investigating Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Programs in Canada.

This research investigates interdisciplinary undergraduate university programs in Canada that aim to integrate the concept of sustainability into the curriculum in ...

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Pipelining Talent for Sustainable Careers: Linking it all together

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Business schools play a key role in producing leaders for tomorrow's global market today. As sustainability emerges as a distinct market force across industries and functions, schools are experiencing ...

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Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Global climate change has far reaching implications for the environment, social justice, and economic wellbeing, now and in the future. Effective teaching that enables students to think critically about climate ...

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Building a solar house for interdisciplinary learning of sustainability

  • Iowa State University (IA)

In 2009 this Midwestern University participated for the first time in the Solar Decathlon. The resulting 800sft solar powered home was the product of a multiyear effort, which demonstrates the ...

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Practice, Professional Societies, and the Future of University Sustainability Education

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This presentation discusses a new and novel direction for sustainability education taken by the University of Arizona's recently launched Practice School of Sustainability. Sustainability certificate programs have proliferated in ...

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Creation of Interdisciplinary Sustainability Undergraduate Curriculum

  • University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus (CO)

The University of Colorado Denver initiated a faculty led signature area in sustainability to explore the potential of either a major or minor in sustainability. This PowerPoint presentation will cover ...

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A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Sustainability In Housing

  • University of Virginia (VA)

ecoMOD, born out of a desire for pragmatism in sustainable design, is a research and design / build / evaluate project conducted by the Engineering and Architecture schools at an American university ...

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Teaching Sustainability through an Interdisciplinary Learning Exchange

  • Ithaca College (NY)

How do we integrate sustainability into our existing courses? An interdisciplinary learning project which integrates two traditional courses: Lifespan Developmental Psychology and Nutrition Across the Lifespan, will be presented. This ...

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Sustainable Agriculture on a Community College Campus

  • College of DuPage (IL)

This presentation discusses work at a community college in Chicago's western suburbs, where we combine the interdisciplinary (English and Biology) academic study of food and agriculture with hands-on experience ...

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Environmental Sustainability Cluster Course: Initiating Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Engaging Community, and Supporting Facilities Management

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

In the spring of 2008, the first environmental sustainability course offered at the University of Missouri Kansas City was a cluster course. Cluster courses are upper level, interdisciplinary, general education ...

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Multidisciplinary Education and Outreach: Partnerships in Sustainability

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The Urban Operations Laboratory (UOL), comprised of Kansas State University, M2 Technologies, and CABEM Technologies, performs environmental research, training, assessment, and product development. One of UOL's tasks is to ...

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Function, Damn It! A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Teaching Sustainability

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE)

In 2007, several faculty and staff members from UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center created and team-taught a class called "Sustainable Omaha?" The special offerings graduate and undergraduate ...

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Perspectives on Sustainability Curricula

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)

Interdisciplinary environmental programs have proliferated and flourished in higher educational institutions across the United States for four decades. Despite this long history and the large and growing number of programs ...

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Bridging the Disciplinary Divide: Tackling the Challenge of Educating for Sustainability at the University of MN

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

A major challenge facing the world is sustaining people's productive and meaningful livelihoods and the natural ecosystems on which they depend. Universities have a unique capacity, and an important ...

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Progress along the Path of Transdisciplinary Action Research. Experiences and Challenges in the Integration of Engineering and Community Development to Address Water Quality Issues in rural Honduras.

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainable development presents complex, multidimensional issues that require approaches extend well beyond conventional academic disciplines. Bridging disciplinary boundaries is challenging, and sustainable development requires more than interdisciplinarity. It requires integrating ...

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The FLC-SHE: A Transdisciplinary Faculty Learning Community on Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Western Carolina University (NC)

In 2007, an ad hoc Campus Sustainability task force at Western Carolina University was regenerated as a Faculty Learning Community (FLC), with a focus on integrating sustainability in the WCU ...

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Many Fields of Green: An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

This curriculum-oriented presentation provides an overview of how sustainability principles are taught in a variety of academic disciplines at the college level. Through a series of examples and case studies ...

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Sustainability as An Integrative Strategy for Promoting Interdisciplinary Education and Community Action

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

The term "sustainability" is used increasingly in international dialogues on topics ranging from economic recessions to renewable energy sources and global warming. It is viewed with some justification as a ...

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Promoting Campus Sustainability through Interdisciplinary Cooperation: A Case Study at the University of Arizona Visitor Center

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

During the 2006-07 academic year, University of Arizona students, faculty and staff designed and implemented a "green retrofit" for the UA Visitor Center. This retrofit emphasized two main components: water ...

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The Learning Barge Initiative: Advancing Sustainability through Multi-disciplinary Research Service Learning

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Learning Barge Initiative is a unique example of university students and community partners collaborating on a project with wide-reaching social, educational and environmental benefits. The research, design and construction ...

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Honors Seminar: The Sustainable Campus

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

This seminar examines social, economic and environmental sustainability issues as they pertain to complex institutions like colleges and universities. Using examples from universities and businesses around the country (including UIC ...

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Green Design Institute

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Green Design Institute is a major interdisciplinary education and research effort to make an impact on environmental quality by partnering with companies, government agencies and foundations to develop pioneering ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Institutes of Energy and the Environment

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The mission of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment is to foster and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration to positively impact important energy and environmental challenges.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Engineering and Design Institute

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

Founded in 2000, the Engineering and Design Institute is an interdisciplinary research center focusing on green materials, sustainable design and education. The Institute works on a variety of projects to ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Golisano Institute for Sustainability

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Golisano Institute for Sustainability is a multidisciplinary academic unit at RIT whose mission is to undertake world-class education and research programs in sustainability with major foci on sustainable production, sustainable ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Sustainable Systems

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Center for Sustainable Systems advances concepts of sustainability through interdisciplinary research and education. CSS collaborates with diverse stakeholders to develop and apply life cycle based models and sustainability metrics for ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Ecological Design Center

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The Ecological Design Center (EDC) promotes a sustainable relationship between the built and natural worlds. The EDC educates University of Oregon design students with the awareness, sensitivity, and expertise necessary ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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