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Using sustainability education to enhance a sense of belonging and community among first-year college students

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

On campuses across the world, faculty, staff, and administrators continue to wrestle with how best to foster a stronger sense of belonging and community among first-year college students. Research in ...

  • Posted April 17, 2020
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Building a Culture of Sustainability Through New Student Orientation

  • Lehigh University (PA)
  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)

This presentation will describe the process that we went through here at SUNY Oswego for First-Year Students. This process allowed us to educate new students on Sustainability and how it ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Theory is Cheap. Practice is Hard: Bringing Sustainability to First-Year Composition Curricula

  • Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TX)

This session explores the ways that sustainability compels a radical rethinking of first-year composition (FYC) pedagogy. Building on Inoue's (2014) rethinking of labor and assessment in the FYC class ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Using the U.N. SDGs to Foster Systems Thinking in Incoming First-Year Students

  • Valencia College (FL)

The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is an annual program that engages incoming freshman in STEM research and career pathway exploration in a week long experience. In previous years, SSI students ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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The Geology and Sociology of Consumption: Team-Teaching Sustainability in an Interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar

  • Cornell College (IA)

The complex consequences of current consumption practices, such as climate change and ecosystem degradation, necessitate increased interdisciplinary exploration. In order to raise student awareness of these consumption-related issues, we designed ...


Sustainable Living and Learning: A Learning Community for First-Year Students

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

First-year students have the opportunity to participate in a special, two-semester long Learning Community that will investigate the intersection of sustainability and consumption with a particular emphasis on the relationship ...

  • Posted Jan. 23, 2018
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Welcome to College! Focusing on Identity + Justice + Sustainability in a First-Year Orientation Program

  • Williams College (MA)

Root is a first-year orientation program that welcomes students to the Williams College campus and explores the intersection of justice, identity, and sustainability. The program is a collaboration between the ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Incorporating Sustainability in Traditional Writing and Humanities Courses

  • Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TX)
  • University of Arkansas (AR)
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

In this session, participants will learn about two different approaches to incorporating sustainability in First-Year Composition courses. The first presentation will report on a pilot project that aimed to model ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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High school experiences and climate change beliefs of first year college students in the United States

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)
  • Virginia Tech (VA)
  • Florida International University (FL)

Climate change has not been well understood by high school students in the US and the topic is often connected to misconceptions, which is especially damaging since accurate understandings of ...

  • Posted March 7, 2017
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Global consciousness and pillars of sustainable development: A study on self-perceptions of the first-year university students

Purpose - This paper aims to provide data on the self-perceived state of sustainability consciousness of first-year Hong Kong students.

Design/methodology/approach - Within a mixed-method research design framework, the authors ...

  • Posted Feb. 13, 2017
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HEASC Best Practices in First Year Experiences in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Clemson University (SC)
  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Western Colorado University (CO)
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)

Want to learn about best practices in First Year Experience (FYE) programs in sustainability? Need resources and ideas to develop an FYE program in sustainability? Interested in finding out what ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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A first year Honors seminar, Exploring Sustainable Solution, challenges students with interdisciplinary case-based learning.

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The first year Honors Seminar--Exploring Sustainable Solutions: A Case-Based Approach--is intended to prepare students to deepen their understanding of sustainability through active involvement in campus projects and how these can ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Capitalizing on Faculty-Administration Collaborations to Build Sustainable Campus Communities

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

This session will provide insight into the collaboration between administration and faculty on the creation and assessment of a sustainability-themed learning community for first-year students at a liberal arts college ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Increasing diversion rates in outdoor campus spaces: A case study from Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

This poster will highlight findings from a student-led campus sustainability intervention project completed during the year-long Sustainable Living and Learning Community (SLLC) Program for first-year students at HWS. Using a ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Transforming Higher Education: A Practical Plan for Integrating Sustainability Education into the Student Experience

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This paper introduces a comprehensive plan for integrating sustainability education into the practices of nearly any college or university. Best practices in sustainability education including green orientation, first year education ...

  • Posted April 21, 2016
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Fostering Change through a Team-Taught First Year Sustainable Living and Learning Community

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

This session will overview the goals, structure, and implementation of a unique two-semester sustainability learning community for first year students at a liberal arts college in upstate New York. A ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Progressing Toward Sustainability Literacy: Assessing Curricular and Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes for First-Year Students

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

The Sustainable Living and Learning Community (SLLC) Program is a newly launched pilot program for first-year students, bringing together a group of faculty, staff, and students into a unique partnership ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Researching Water Issues in First Year Composition: A Multi-Perspectives Approach

  • Sinclair Community College (OH)

According to the United Nations, 'every year millions of people are severely affected by poor water quality, scarcity and floods. Several billion lack access to safe drinking water and improved ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Journey: from the Classroom to the Living Room

  • Elmhurst College (IL)

The concept of social responsibility and sustainable use of resources is getting widespread acceptance in industry. Consequently schools are experimenting with various ways of incorporating sustainability into their programs. Starting ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Design Thinking & Sustainability Problem Solving: Reconceptualizing the First Year Curriculum

  • Wesleyan College (GA)
  • EcoEthos Solutions (GA)

Key behavioral outcomes for Education for Sustainability are: an ability use a sustainability lens to identify and solve complex human-centered problems and empowering students to thrive in a rapidly changing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability, Diversity, and Identity in First Year Orientation

  • Williams College (MA)

“Root” is a new first year orientation program at Williams College focused on social justice, identity, and sustainability. While many other institutions offer orientation programs related to one of those ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Digging In: A First-Year Food and Sustainability Experience

  • Franklin Pierce University (NH)

"Digging In" is the theme of a semester-long project that immerses first-year students in the practice of community engagement around food and sustainability. Beginning with storytelling about the place of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Imagining a Sustainable Future: Studying Sustainability through Interdisciplinary Lenses and Experiential Learning in the First-Year Seminar

  • Chapman University (CA)

This presentation will focus on a freshman foundations course that introduces students to sustainability as an interdisciplinary concern, using various analytical perspectives to critically explore sustainability through the disciplinary lenses ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Growing Pains: Curriculum Design and Redesign in a First-Year Sustainability Cohort

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

The HERE (Home for Environmentally Responsible Engineering) program, a first-year living-learning community at our school, was designed around standard required courses. First-year students enroll together in an orientation course and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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First-Year Students as Agents of Campus Change

  • Hartwick College (NY)

In academia, sustainability offers structured and spontaneous opportunities for the curriculum to infiltrate campus operations, student life, and the regional community. Since 2008, I have been teaching a first-year seminar ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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An Assessment of Environmental Knowledge and Worldviews of Incoming Freshmen at a Liberal Arts Institution.

  • Albright College (PA)

A 2001 National Wildlife Foundation report found that universities and colleges are not doing an adequate job of producing students who are environmentally literate. In order for students to develop ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Compounding Interest: How and Why Southern Connecticut State University Decided to Prioritize Teaching First Year Students about Sustainability

  • Southern Connecticut State University (CT)

In Spring 2010, as part of an effort to build a lasting foundation of sustainable practices on campus, Southern Connecticut State University's Sustainable Climate Committee prioritized curriculum development for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Green First Year Experience: A Holistic Approach to Learning about Sustainability

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

During this presentation a sustainability themed first year experience model is described as a way to provide transformational learning opportunities. Students who participate in this model live together in a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The NSSE Sustainability Education Consortium: A First Year Report

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

In fall 2010, eight institutions formed a consortium to assess student engagement in sustainability education across the curriculum. The consortium adds 20 sustainability questions to the National Survey of Student ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Getting 'em right out of the chute: Incorporating sustainability into the first-year seminar

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Many colleges and universities require some kind of first-year seminar of all incoming students. Some mandate that a particular syllabus be followed in all such courses, while others may offer ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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UVA's Sustainability Advocacy Program

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Sustainability Advocacy program's purpose is to reach all incoming students about sustainability during their first year. By reaching them early we hope that they can learn how to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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First-Year Experience: A Cross-Campus Integration of Sustainability Education

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This presentation will highlight a unique cross campus collaboration focused on the integration of sustainability education and service learning into Appalachian State University's First Year Seminar Program and Residential ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Idea and Practice of Sustainability: A First-Year Student Experience

  • Hartwick College (NY)

Sustainability provides an interdisciplinary framework for studying the most compelling struggles of our time. In academia, sustainability offers structured and spontaneous opportunities for the curriculum to infiltrate campus operations and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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First Impression: Freshmen Orientation Sustainability Efforts

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Western State Campus of Colorado has declared 2010_2011 its "Year of Sustainability". The ideal place to create an environmental commitment is with incoming students, thus laying the foundation to encourage ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Orientation: Starting Freshmen on a Sustainable Track

  • Whitman College (WA)

Green Orientation is an institution-specific program designed to orient freshmen to their role in the school's sustainable practices. After Green Orientation, freshmen should be equipped with the knowledge and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Attitudes and Behaviors of Incoming Freshmen at Juniata College

  • Juniata College (PA)

Juniata College has been administering an environmental attitudes survey to incoming freshmen since 2005. The objective of the survey is to document students' attitudes and behaviors towards environmental issues. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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OneBook

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

OneBook is a program for all UT Arlington first year students, who each year study a different book in their first semester English composition classes and first year seminars. Besides ...