What are We Advancing? Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education: Integration of the University and College Development Office

California Polytechnic State University, Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC)

Publication Release Date: Oct. 1, 2013
Date Posted: March 3, 2017
Submitted by: Julian Dautremont-Smith
Sustainability Topic: Investment & Finance
Content Type: Publications
Type: Published Report


This paper examines the shifting role of the university and college advancement office in a national trend toward advancing sustainability in higher education and presents a range of ideas in support of a more whole-system approach to the conservation, alignment and development of resources in support of more sustainable institutions. This is not about green funding initiatives; rather, it is about how campus leaders can collectively advance a future vision of higher education - by modeling the very principles of sustainability they purport to advance.