Curriculum

Introduction

One of the primary functions of colleges and universities is to educate students. By training and educating future leaders, scholars, workers, and professionals; higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to understand and address sustainability challenges. Institutions that offer courses covering sustainability issues help equip their students to lead society to a sustainable future.

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Incorporating Prerecorded Environmental Lifecycle Assessment Modules in a Classroom Setting Membership Required

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
Addition of sustainability-related material is becoming a point of emphasis in engineering education. Freely available modular lessons are one way to quickly effect this incorporation. This research examines the effectiveness ...
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Using Concept Maps to Explore the Impacts of a Learning-Cycle-Based Sustainability Module Implemented in Two Institutional Contexts Membership Required

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • James Madison University (VA)
  • The Citadel (SC)
Because engineers are responsible for the design phase of projects where decisions impacting sustainability are most effectively made, it is important to ensure that students are equipped with the necessary ...
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MS in Professional Science

  • Unity College (ME)
Learning to navigate the unpredictable waves of our globalized society places a pivotal degree of responsibility on aspiring leaders to develop skills necessary to be effective change agents. At America’s ...
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Green Genome Institutional Self-Assessment Tool Membership Required

  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)
The Green Genome Institutional Self-Assessment Tool is a free tool designed to enable community colleges to quickly gauge how well they are leading and integrating sustainability and green workforce development ...
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Sustainable MBA

  • Eastern Mennonite University (VA)
At EMU our purpose is to build students’ portfolios of management skills, leadership strengths, and stewardship strategies to enable our graduates, and their colleagues, to achieve greater success and to ...
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Masters of the Environment Professional Graduate Program

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
The Masters of the Environment (MENV) is a professional master’s degree program that is administered by the Environmental Studies Program, but partners with units and disciplines across the Boulder campus ...
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Reshape the Education of Energy Managers Membership Required

Newly educated Energy managers will play a key role in the unfolding global transition to renewable energy and sustainability. We describe a new approach to energy management education via a ...
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A comparative review of policy and practice for education for sustainable development/education for global citizenship (ESD/GC) in teacher education across the four nations of the UK Membership Required

The early 21st century has seen a period of extreme turbulence in education at all levels in the UK. Although education policy was administrated on a territorial basis before 1999, ...
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Education for sustainability-challenges and opportunities: The case of RCEs Membership Required

  • London South Bank University
This article will focus on the challenges of leadership and management of a key initiative of the 2005-2014 UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), namely the Regional Centres ...
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Boldly Sustainable: Hope & Opportunity for Higher Education in the age of Climate Change Membership Required

  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (DC)
Sustainability is a powerful strategy for higher education to achieve renewal, reformation, and relevance in the 21st century. *Boldly Sustainable* examines how colleges and universities can leverage their commitment to ...
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Sustainable Mobility for the Future: Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Transportation Planning Course Membership Required

  • Bucknell University (PA)
The field of transportation engineering has become more sustainable as challenges of the twenty-first century continue. Sustainable mobility topics such as pedestrian and cycling travel, smart growth development, and transit-oriented ...
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Enhancing sustainability curricula through faculty learning communities Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)
**Purpose** Although the number of higher education institutions adopting sustainability-focused faculty learning communities (FLCs) has grown, very few of these programs have published evaluation research. This paper aims to report ...
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Sustainability Education: The What and How for Mathematics Membership Required

  • Ithaca College (NY)
In this article we provide a simple way to think about the concept of sustainability and provide a number of examples for incorporating sustainability education into commonly taught mathematics courses. ...
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Foreign Languages and Sustainability: Addressing the Connections, Communities, and Comparisons Standards in Higher Education Membership Required

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Queen's University (ON)
This article describes an interdisciplinary collaboration that combined the study of German language with instruction in environmental issues (sustainable development). The project, involving both an independent study and a classroom ...
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Composition and Sustainability: Teaching for a Threatened Generation Membership Required

  • St. John's University (NY)
While sustainability - meeting today’s needs without jeopardizing the interests of future generations - has become a dominating force in a range of disciplines, it has yet to play a ...
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The Greening of the Language Arts: Considering Sustainability Outside of the Science Classroom Membership Required

  • Western Washington University (WA)
If the concept of sustainability is studied at all in middle or high school, chances are that study is taking place in the science classroom. After all, the topic of ...
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Incorporating Global Sustainability in the Business Language Curriculum Membership Required

  • San Diego State University (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
“Providing food, water, energy and other human needs to the world's entire population without harming the environment is a formidable task,” according to Purdue University’s Global Sustainability Institute. Global sustainability ...
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Sustainability Pedagogies for the Business Language Classroom Membership Required

  • George Washington University (DC)
Heightened urgency about the question of the earth’s survival has generated increased attention to how to teach sustainability across the curriculum. The business language course, positioned at the nexus of ...
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Sustainability Programming is an Ethical Obligation for Higher Education in the Environmental Century Membership Required

  • Unity College (ME)
Development of a sustainable relationship with our natural resources is an imperative for any meaningful quality of life as climate change poses the ultimate test of our adaptability as a ...
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Online Master of Advanced Study in Sustainable Tourism

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
Students in ASU's MAS in sustainable tourism receive a comprehensive education with a focus on the environmental, economic, and social aspects of tourism. Graduates are equipped with translatable skills necessary ...
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Transforming US higher education to support sustainability science for a resilient future: the influence of institutional administrative organization Membership Required

  • Unity College (ME)
Interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability (IES) academic programs have an important and distinctive role in education for sustainability: preparing sustainability-oriented problem solvers who work at the science–policy, science–management, and policy–management interfaces. ...
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AAS Degree in Energy Management

  • Tunxis Community College (CT)
The Applied Associate of Science Degree in Energy Management is a two-year technical training program that prepares students for a career in commercial building energy analysis and energy management. Students ...
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Learning outcomes for sustainable development in higher education Membership Required

This paper sets out to discuss the commonalities that can be found in learning outcomes (LOs) for education for sustainable development in the context of the Tbilisi and Barcelona declarations. ...
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Developing Learning Outcomes for Sustainability Membership Required

  • Macquarie University (NSW)
This resource provides information on how to develop learning outcomes for sustainability, including examples sourced from unit outlines across the university.
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Ethical internationalisation in higher education: interfaces with international development and sustainability Membership Required

This analysis is situated within a larger project focusing on ethics and internationalization in higher education. Internationalization is occurring at a fast pace and encompasses overlapping and contradictory aims largely ...
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Regenerative Sustainable Development of Universities and Cities The Role of Living Laboratories Membership Required

Now that the Earth has reached the limits of its biophysical carrying capacity, we have to change technologies, social practices and social norms relating to material production and consumption to ...
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Environmental Navigation Network: Developing a Peer Mentor Program in the Environmental Program at the University of Vermont Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)
The acknowledgement of complex environmental problems and society’s work to address them during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, inspired higher education to respond by developing a high number of ...
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A Higher Calling for Higher Education Membership Required

Education and knowledge resources are more available today than ever before. However, humanity’s two main conflicts - coexistence with nature and coexistence with each other - remain unresolved. We need ...

Interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability education: islands of progress in a sea of dysfunction Membership Required

  • Brown University (RI)
  • Unity College (ME)
This essay describes the inequity faced by most interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability (IES) degree programs and the impact of that inequity on student and faculty experiences. Despite the urgent need ...

Engaging with the contradictions of capitalism: Teaching "sustainability" in the business school Membership Required

  • University of Sydney
  • The University of Newcastle (NSW)
The chapter explores how sustainability education might contribute to a reimagining of our economic system and the role of business. Based on our experience in developing and teaching sustainability curricula ...

Toward the Development of Robust Learning for Sustainability Core Competencies Membership Required

  • Western Michigan University (MI)
This paper presents the results of a workshop on "Learning for Sustainability Core Competencies" held at AASHE's annual conference. The authors review research on core competencies in education for sustainability ...

New Developments in Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Membership Required

This book discusses essential approaches and methods in connection with engineering education for sustainable development. Prepared as a follow-up to the 2015 Engineering Education in Sustainable Development (EESD) Conference held ...

ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College Course Materials Package Membership Required

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)
The ENERGY STAR college-level course, *Introduction to Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Through EPA's ENERGY STAR Program*, gives students practical, hands-on experience with commercial building energy efficiency. This course was piloted ...
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As colleges add green majors and minors, classes fill up Membership Required

  • USA TODAY (VA)
Colleges are rapidly adding new majors and minors in green studies, and students are filling them fast.

First-year student attitudes towards, and skills in, sustainable development Membership Required

  • Higher Education Academy (York)
This report on student attitudes towards, and skills in, sustainable development describes the results of an online survey of 5,763 first-year higher education (HE) students, across all four UK member ...

Sustainability Field Booms on Campus Membership Required

This article describes fast growth in continuing education programs focused on sustainability.

Responsible Business: The Textbook for Management Learning, Competence and Innovation Membership Required

  • Instituto Tecnolgico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
As sustainable development becomes an increasingly important strategic issue for all organizations, there is a growing need for management and executive education to adapt to this new reality. This textbook ...

Educating for Responsible Management: Putting Theory Into Practice Membership Required

  • Nazareth College (NY)
The global community is looking towards business to play its role in creating a just and fair economy. This increases the urgency and relevance of new approaches to management education ...
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University Students as Change agents? A Comparative Study of the Role of Students in Higher Education for Sustainable Development in Germany and Sweden Membership Required

To readjust the direction of social development and to enable sustainable learning for students at all levels, international policy emphasises the necessity to transform education systems based on a whole ...
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Sustainable Happiness, Living Campus, and Wellbeing for All Membership Required

  • Dawson College (QC)
  • Cape Breton University (NS)
There is a definite and heartening movement afoot in many education circles. The widespread recognition that formal education is destined for sweeping changes begins with redefining its very purpose. This, ...
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Online Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability at ASU

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
The program explores the social and human aspects of sustainability in the context of real-world issues. Students will look at ways to solve challenges of sustainability related to the environment, ...
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Pre-Service Teachers and Climate Change: A Stalemate? Membership Required

  • James Cook University (Queensland)
Findings from the second phase of a study of pre-service teachers’ attitudes to environmental education and knowledge of climate change are reported in this paper. A sample of 87 pre-service ...
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Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Membership Required

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)
The Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography exists to promote a holistic, interdisciplinary approach in the education of future leaders in marine biodiversity and conservation, ...
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BS in Environmental Science and Technology

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
The Environmental Science and Technology major prepares students for graduate study and careers focusing on understanding the natural and built environments and resolving environmental problems and concerns for the benefit ...
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BS in Environmental Science and Policy

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) is a unique undergraduate major co-sponsored by three Colleges, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the ...
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International MA Program in Environmental Studies at The Porter School, Tel Aviv University

  • Tel Aviv University
The Porter School’s M.A. Program in Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University provides students with an intensive multidisciplinary exploration of environmental studies with an emphasis on Israel's unique geographic and ...
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Master of Advanced Studies in Climate Science and Policy

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)
The master of advanced studies (MAS) in Climate Science and Policy is a unique program of study providing advanced training in climate science and policy for working professionals in government, ...
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Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)
The master of advanced studies (MAS) in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation is a unique program of study equipping its graduates with the knowledge they need to improve conservation of marine ...
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Graduate Certificate in Environmental GIS and Biodiversity Conservation

  • George Mason University (VA)
As biodiversity is the life support system of our planet, it is important to prepare students for careers that require knowledge of both ecology and public policy. This certificate focuses ...
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Teaching Education for Sustainable Development at University Level Membership Required

This book introduces readers to the latest research and findings from projects focusing on teaching education for sustainable development at universities. In particular, it describes practical experiences, outline courses, training ...
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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).