Curriculum

6194 resources

Transformational Model of Principles for Responsible Management Education Implementation

The Transformational Model for Principles for Responsible Management Education Implementation is a guide on how to systemically approach the implementation of Principles for Responsible Management Education, taking into consideration the ...

  • Posted March 3, 2016
  • Publications
  • View more

The Campus as a Living Laboratory: Using the Built Environment to Revitalize College Education

  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

As community colleges redesign and retrofit campuses in greener ways, many forward-thinking institutions are using these projects as hands-on learning opportunities for students. These so-called “living laboratories” merge academics and ...

  • Posted March 3, 2016
  • Publications
  • View more

A Guide to Climate Resiliency & The Community College

  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)

Too many municipalities are crafting climate adaption and resiliency plans without community colleges as partners. Yet, community colleges are positioned to be powerful partners in implementing a holistic local response ...

  • Posted March 3, 2016
  • Publications
  • View more

The Sustainability Literacy Test (Sulitest)

  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux)

The Sulitest is a tool for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to assess and verify the sustainability literacy of their students when they graduate. It assesses the level knowledge in economic ...


Transforming Sustainability Education through Mindfulness, Movement, and Creativity

  • Portland State University (OR)

This workshop will share how we have implemented contemplative practices (including meditation/mindfulness, body movement, visualization, and creativity) within student sustainability leadership programs. In addition, the session will be experiential ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

An Overview of Innovative Interdisciplinary Sustainability Degree Programs

  • University of Virginia (VA)

This case study examines innovative degree programs that create unusual disciplinary alliances with sustainability. Integrating sustainability across the curriculum is an important goal for AASHE members. While many universities have ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Integrating Sustainability into All Study Abroad Programming

  • Concordia College (NY)

Two current priorities in higher education are global learning/study abroad and sustainability. These fit together uneasily; in fact they seem often to be in tension with one another. Students ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Fostering Enthusiasm by Making it Real for Faculty and Students!

  • Fleming College (ON)

Is adding sustainability to the curriculum new work for faculty? This case study will demonstrate how we discovered that many sustainability elements are already being brought into the classroom – sometimes ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Using Case Studies and Case-based Instruction to Teach Sustainability

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Complexity is reality-in the world, in our communities, relationships, and our classrooms-and even more so when emotions run high. Mention climate change or use the adjective 'green' to describe a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Recycling at a Higher Education Institution: Case Study of a Successful Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has been offering educational programs in waste management and environmental science for about 25 years and has recently added a sustainability minor to its ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability Course Designation: Values and Best Practices

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson is leading the way in integrating sustainability across the curriculum. As an innovative liberal arts college, over 96% of our Class of '15 students have taken sustainability-focused and related ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Generating Hope and Agency in Education for Sustainability Through Communities of Praxis

  • Manhattanville College (NY)

Recently, the Journal for Sustainability Education has called for research on education practices that generate hope and agency in our students and work against hopelessness. Dr. Tina Evans reminds us ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Designing and Assessing Sustainability Learning Outcomes

  • Portland State University (OR)

How can we ensure that our educational offerings lead to sustainability competencies? This workshop will support participants in designing learning outcomes (LOs) and assessment plans. The presenters' diverse perspectives make ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Teaching Systemic Sustainability through a Local Lens: A Minnesota Experience in Engaging Students with the Greater Community

  • Prescott College (AZ)

One critical component of sustainability education is to help students understand the interconnectedness of environmental and social justice issues. The intersection of sustainability education, service learning, and social justice offers ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Transforming Student Leadership in Sustainability through Integrative Learning

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Pressure is mounting for institutions to graduate students in four years with jobs. As professionals in higher education, how do we help students turn their academic content into currency? The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Retention, Graduate Rates, and Sustainability Literacy

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In the current climate of increased governmental oversight of higher education and fiscal downturns, retention and graduation rates are being emphasized as key markers of an institution's success. Meanwhile ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Assessing the Kinnickinnick Project at River Falls: Sustainability Curriculum Transformation at Five Years

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

After five years of Sustainability Fellows Workshops, the sustainability curriculum at UWRF has grown to prominence with its own identity as The Kinnickinnick Project (named after the River Falls' local ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Professor Sustainability Coordinator': Maximizing the Potential of the Multiple Roles of the Sustainability Professional

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

Question: Where does the line between full-time Sustainability Professional and Faculty Member teaching about sustainability begin? Answer: There is no line! This case study presents a successful model for strengthening ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability Education: A Pedagogy of Complexity

  • Ohio University (OH)

College graduates entering the work force increasingly are confronted with 'wicked' sustainability issues regardless of profession. In response, models of instruction that transcend disciplinary boundaries are emerging in higher education ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability Blitz for a Rapid Diffusion Across the Curriculum

  • Skyline College (CA)
  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

The time is now for addressing sustainability education across the curriculum. While there remain plenty of barriers to doing so – overburdened faculty, lack of interdisciplinary coordination, misaligned incentive structures – there ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

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
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Achieving Sustainability-related Employment- How School of Sustainability at ASU achieves success in employment for graduates.

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The desired end result is career employment for graduates with degrees in sustainability. Yet we continually hear that green jobs and opportunities are limited and stagnant at best. At the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Experiential, Community-based Learning and Sustainability Assessment: A Field Skills Course for Professional Degree Students

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

In 2014, the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, launched a week-long field course for its professional Master of Sustainable Environmental Management program. Previously separate ecological and social ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

A Call to Action Revisited: A Sustainability Challenge

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

Since 2010, AASHE member organizations have achieved a lot in terms of making their campuses more sustainable - progress that is now quantifiable based on the STARS assessment. Yet although the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Mapping Campus Connections: Using GIS Story Maps as part of Place-based, Art-led Environmental Education

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • River's Edge Academy (MN)
  • National Park Service (DC)

Place-based, art-led environmental education can engage students and community with the immediate world around them and help them make connections between local sustainability issues in a community and global context ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Re-thinking Options for Curriculum and Faculty Development: How will we take it to the next level?

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The three organizers/presenters are university faculty and staff who have functional roles as researcher, sustainability director and sustainability practitioner. Coming from diverse institutions and disciplinary backgrounds, each organizer/presenter ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Educating Energy Professionals of the Future

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Xcel Energy

What's needed in our programs to educate future energy leaders? How will the gap of 50% of the utility workforce retiring in the next decade be filled? How can ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

High Impact Leadership Trips: Student-Led Experiential Learning

  • Concordia College (NY)

In 2012, Concordia College students organized an alternative spring break trip to Kentucky focused on how people are trying to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. This was so successful that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability Science in Curriculum and the Campus Decision-making Plan

  • University of Hawaii Maui College (HI)

Sustainability science requires the use of systems thinking skills and problem driven analysis to address the need for broad, holistic responses to persistent societal problems. This presentation will 1) describe ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

A World Café: Transforming University of Washington Sustainability Education

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Have you ever been inspired by new ideas while sharing a cup of coffee with a friend or colleague? The World Café methodology creates opportunities for the generation of inspirational ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Educating About Feeding the World Sustainably: Agroecosystems of the World

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

This panel discussion will (virtually) bring together instructors collaborating on a course offered at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities titled 'Agroecosystems of the World.' The course evaluates agroecosystems in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Undergraduate Community Engagement in the Service of Sustainability: Connecting the ACTC Consortium with the City of St. Paul

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

In this session we will describe our experience leveraging the strengths of multiple institutions and engaging undergraduate students in project-based learning to improve the environmental sustainability of our city. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

CLICS: Using Cyber-infrastructure to Bring Data from Campus Sustainability Efforts into the Classroom

  • Clarkson University (NY)

CLICS (Cyber-Learning Infrastructure for Campus Sustainability) is a cyber-learning tool developed to transform data from campus sustainability projects in a way that can be used in a wide variety of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

The Evolution of a Campus as a Living Lab Grant Program

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)

This session will introduce the California State University Campus as a Living Lab Initiative, the grant program designed to support sustainability in the curriculum. With two years of experience running ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Designing A Systems Based Curriculum to Develop 21st Century Sustainability Literacy and Communication

  • Prescott College (AZ)

This interactive and innovative dissertation case study challenges the status-quo of modern education by offering a new model based off of living systems design. By identifying linear and industrial design ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

UBC Sustainability Scholars Program: Sustainability Internships as Drivers of Change

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Offered in collaboration with both on- and off-campus sustainability partners, the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program is designed to provide UBC graduate level students - regardless of their academic discipline - practical sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Integrating community-based learning into the sustainability classroom: A practical, collaborative approach

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Experiential learning is critical in sustainability because these hands-on, interactive experiences are often the most transformative of a student's formal education. Engaging students outside of the classroom can foster ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Including spirituality in the curriculum without conflicting with established beliefs systems

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

Industrially developed nations, especially the USA, are showing a renewed search for spirituality, which seems to be a reaction to a materialistic consumer lifestyle, characterized by high levels of individualism ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Scaling applied learning across campus and into the community

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Portland State University (OR)

This workshop will start by outlining the national context of applied and experiential learning sustainability programs – identifying where universities and colleges are expanding the offerings provided to students and accelerating ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Galvanizing Gaia: A Social Incubator for Women Leaders and Innovators (2015)

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Join in the creation of a supportive context for women sustainability entrepreneurs and campus program innovators to move from idea to action with their regenerative project ideas. This dynamic half-day ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Urban Farming: A Community Engaged Program

  • Delta College (MI)

As we sought a source for our campus food waste, we realized the impetus for a new learning series. Delta College was a natural fit for a start-up food hub ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

When School and Community Dance Together: Lessons learned from University and Government collaboration

  • Florida International University (FL)
  • Nova Southeastern University (FL)

Inspired by a 2014 AASHE presentation, the W. Huizenga Business School of Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University contacted 4-STAR rated Broward County to explore ways to connect the sustainability goals ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Experiential Learning: A Win-Win-Win for Higher Education, Communities, and Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • City of Saint Anthony Village (MN)

This panel discussion provides an inspiring and informative overview of how the University of Minnesota's capstone course in its sustainability minor program has successfully built an ongoing and collaborative ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Teaching and Learning Sustainable Chemistry K-16: From Classroom Application and Analysis to Assessment and Refinement

  • Colorado State University (CO)

This presentation explores aspects of 'sustainable chemistry.' The research assesses the challenges of 'teaching sustainable chemistry' in K-16 classrooms through an experimental course, CHEM/EDUC580 at Colorado State University with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Integrating Chemistry and Sustainability Using Guided Inquiry Learning and Project Based Labs

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

With support from a National Science Foundation (NSF) Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (TUES) grant and working with three colleagues from Stony Brook University's Sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

A Campus Tree Inventory: An Interdisciplinary, Multi-Class, Mega-Lab Project

  • Furman University (SC)

Trees provide a number of valuable ecosystem services, including reducing stormwater runoff, increasing air and water quality, storing and sequestering atmospheric carbon, and reducing energy consumption due to direct shading ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

The Institute for Green and Sustainable Science: An EPA model program in cross-disciplinary sustainability education

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)
  • Marian University (IN)

The Institute for Green and Sustainable Science (IGSS) is a research, education, and outreach center engaging in the study of sustainability issues, particularly in ecology, green chemistry, and energy science ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Transforming Sustainability Education through Public Art

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Public art can powerfully transform sustainability education, though it is typically excluded from comprehensive discussions that include science, technology, or economics. Public art projects are an excellent way for students ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability Studies: Not Your Traditional Major or Minor

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

Sustainability Studies does not fit well as a traditional academic major. While sustainability studies requires a unique set of skills, experiences, values and perspectives, it will not have the desired ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Living with Our Changing Climate

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

Earth's climate is inherently variable, but is currently changing at rates unprecedented in recent Earth history. Human activity plays a major role in this change and is projected to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

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).

Curriculum Partners

Bound International

San Antonio, TX
Business Affiliate
We navigate the intersection of international educational mobility, environmental sustainability, and technological innovation.

FIE: Foundation for International Education

London, London
Business Affiliate

Strategic Energy Innovations

San Rafael, CA
Business Affiliate
Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
Business Affiliate

The GREEN Program

Philadelphia, PA
Business Affiliate
Founded in 2009, The GREEN Program creates short-term, experiential education programs focused on sustainable development. TGP's accredited model has attracted university students representing over 470 universities and 70 countries globally.