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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Strategy Textbooks and the Environment Construct: Are the Texts Enabling Strategists to Realize Sustainable Outcomes? Membership Required

  • Griffith University (Queensland)

A central claim within the sustainable development literature is that realizing sustainable outcomes requires a move away from a conceptualization of the environment as a separate, bounded, independently given entity ...

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Urban studies and the challenge of embedding sustainability: A review of international master programmes Membership Required

The United Nations declaration of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD, 2004–2014) advocates the need for universities to embed sustainability in all learning areas. This inquiry ...

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Going green in architectural education: An urban living lab experiment for a graduation green design studio in Saint Catherine, Egypt Membership Required

  • Lund University

Given the current energy crises, recent efforts have been directed at bringing energy efficiency and environmental awareness across the board into architectural education in Egypt. Although interest in sustainable design ...

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A validity and reliability study of the Attitudes toward Sustainable Development scale Membership Required

  • Universita degli Studi di Padova

This article describes the development and validation of the Attitudes toward Sustainable Development scale, a quantitative 20-item scale that measures Italian university students’ attitudes toward sustainable development. A total of ...

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Building a comprehensive framework for sustainable education using case studies Membership Required

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a comprehensive theory for sustainable education.

Design/methodology/approach: The authors have used a multiple case studies approach.

Findings: The authors ...

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Evaluation of teaching approach and student learning in a multidisciplinary sustainable engineering course Membership Required

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Teaching sustainability concepts to multidisciplinary classes of engineering students is challenging due to their diverse background and discipline-specific skill set and the interdisciplinary nature of the sustainability issues at stake ...

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Review on integrating sustainability knowledge into architectural education: Practice in the UK and the USA Membership Required

  • University of Malaya

The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development steered by The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) since 2005 ended in 2014. It looked into the ...

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Are we educating engineers for sustainability?: Comparison between obtained competences and Swedish industry's needs Membership Required

  • Chalmers University of Technology

Purpose – The aim of this study is to contribute to the quality improvement and long‐term strategic development of education for sustainable development (ESD) in engineering education curricula.

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A New Era of Sustainability: CEO reflections on progress to date, challenges ahead and the impact of the journey toward a sustainable economy. Membership Required

This report describes the results of a survey of 766 United Nations Global Compact member CEOs. Findings include:

  • 93 percent of CEOs see sustainability as important to their company’s ...
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Responding to environmental challenges: an initial assessment of higher education curricula needs by Australian planning professionals Membership Required

  • University of Melbourne

Environmental planning education has become crucial given the projected implications of climate change for human settlements and nature. However, despite the identified importance of educating planners with regards to sustainability ...

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Education for Sustainability, Graduate Capabilities, Professional Employment: How They All Connect Membership Required

  • RMIT University

Education for Sustainability (EfS) has an intimate relationship with professional employment as we seek to develop graduates who will take EfS values and understanding into their workplaces to build a ...

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Sustainability, Learning and Capability: Exploring Questions of Balance Membership Required

It is argued that sustainable development makes best sense as a social learning process that brings tangible and useful outcomes in terms of understanding and skills, and also reinforces the ...

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Connecting curriculum, capabilities and careers Membership Required

  • RMIT University

Purpose

The reported research aims to examine the extent to which sustainability capabilities have been delivered by a specific example of Education for Sustainability (EfS) and Education for Sustainable Development ...

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Educating the Aware, Informed and Action-Oriented Sustainable Citizen Membership Required

  • University of Iowa (IA)

The Introduction to Sustainability course at the University of Iowa seeks to educate the aware, informed and action-oriented sustainable citizen. A phenomenographic analysis and retrospective pretest were utilized to determine ...

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Profiling Sustainability Curriculum in AACSB Schools Membership Required

  • University of Mary Washington (VA)

This article describes the landscape of Sustainability Curriculum being used across the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)–accredited schools in the United States on the basis of ...

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Institutionalizing interdisciplinary sustainability curriculum at a large, research-intensive university: challenges and opportunities Membership Required

  • University of Utah (UT)

As universities and colleges seek to integrate sustainability into a broad range of programs, degrees, and certificates, they must overcome traditional academic silos, disciplinary boundaries, and funding constraints. This requires ...

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Pedagogy of Passion for Sustainability Membership Required

  • Concordia University (QC)

Our current practices in teaching sustainable management are replete with scientific facts, analytical tools, optimization models, and management techniques. The key pedagogical goal is to help students intellectually understand and ...

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Sustainability as a provocation to rethink management education: Building a progressive educative practice Membership Required

  • University of Guelph (ON)
  • York University (ON)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

An important aim of critical management education is to stand in critique of mainstream educative practice, while engaging in ideas of new possibility and proposals for alternative action. Opportunities for ...

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The Role of Transacademic Interface Managers in Transformational Sustainability Research and Education Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Working towards sustainable solutions requires involving professionals and stakeholders from all sectors of society into research and teaching. This often presents a challenge to scholars at universities, as they lack ...

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Hard Times in Higher Education: The Closure of Subject Centres and the Implications for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Membership Required

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

Within many British Universities and, indeed, across higher education internationally, how best to provide education for sustainable development (ESD) has become an increasingly important issue. There is now a widespread ...

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Utilizing international networks for accelerating research and learning in transformational sustainability science Membership Required

  • University of Tokyo
  • UPC. University Technical of Catalonya
  • Stellenbosch University (Western Cape)
  • Lund University
  • Maastricht University
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)
  • Leuphana University L├╝neburg
  • Arizona State University (AZ)

A promising approach for addressing sustainability problems is to recognize the unique conditions of a particular place, such as problem features and solution capabilities, and adopt and adapt solutions developed ...

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Environmental Chemistry Concentration, BS

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

The Environmental Chemistry Concentration incorporates the Chemistry Department's overall goal to emphasize the fundamental role of chemistry within global society by providing students with courses that integrate sustainability, green ...

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The Sustainability Literacy Test: Implementation strategies for campuses

  • McGill University (QC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
  • KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux)

The Sustainability Literacy Test provides higher education institutions, companies and other organizations around the world with an internationally recognized and locally relevant tool to measure and improve sustainability literacy. This ...

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Green Toxicology A Practical Nexus Toward Safer Sustainable Chemistries Membership Required

  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant and important topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Dr. Nicholas Anastas Senior Advisor Office ...

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Green chemistry = social and environmental justice Membership Required

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)
  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant and important topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Dr. Ed Brush Professor of Chemistry ...

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Environmental and Green Chemistry at The George Washington University Membership Required

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant and important topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Dr. Jakub Kostal Assistant Professor Department ...

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Using Greener Labs in High School and General Chemistry Courses Membership Required

  • Union University (TN)
  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant and important topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Dr. Sally Henrie Professor of Chemistry ...

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Green Chemistry in the Analytical Chemistry Course Membership Required

  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant and important topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Dr. Doug Raynie Associate Professor South ...

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Integrating Green Chemistry and Sustainability into a General Chemistry Laboratory Membership Required

  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant and important topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Dr. Anne Baranger Professor of Chemistry ...

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Selected Green Chemistry Metrics for Educators Membership Required

  • University of Toronto (ON)
  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A new webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Professor Andy Dicks Department of Chemistry University ...

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Teaching Toxicology: Model courses and novel approaches Membership Required

  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A new webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Dr. Marty Mulvihill
Executive Director
Berkeley Center ...

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Embedding Toxicology into the Chemistry Curriculum Membership Required

  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A new webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Dr. Nicholas Anastas Senior Advisor for Green ...

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Modernizing the Organic Chemistry Laboratory with Green Chemistry Membership Required

  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A new webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Dr. Jane Wissinger Associate Professor, Department of ...

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Green Chemistry: The missing element in chemistry education Membership Required

  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A new webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant and important topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Dr. John C. Warner Founder ...

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Neoliberalism, new public management and the sustainable development agenda of higher education: history, contradictions and synergies Membership Required

This paper explores the ideological and the practical relationship between neoliberalism and New Public Management (NPM) and the sustainable development agenda of western higher education. Using the United Kingdom and ...

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Learning for resilience, or the resilient learner? Towards a necessary reconciliation in a paradigm of sustainable education Membership Required

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

This explorative paper works across discourses to suggest the possibility and potential of an integrative paradigm for sustainability education that reconciles instrumental and intrinsic educational traditions, informed and infused by ...

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"Environmental awareness" and rock climbing: changing pedagogies to enhance pro-environmental graduate attributes Membership Required

Geography has long been seen as having a central role in education for sustainable development, and yet the degree to which a geographical education translates to personal capacities for action ...

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Is it even espoused? An exploratory study of commitment to sustainability as evidenced in vision, mission, and graduate attribute statements in Australian universities Membership Required

  • Griffith University (Queensland)

Since Agenda 21 and the United Nations' Decade for Education for Sustainable Development published, higher education institutions have been recognized as playing a critical role in shifting our society's ...

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Framing for sustainability: the impact of language choice on educational outcomes Membership Required

  • University of Utah (UT)

Because what people do is not based entirely on what they know, the way educators frame sustainability concepts is critical. Framing influences recognized antecedents of pro-environmental behavior such as attitudes ...

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Language Fouls in Teaching Ecology: Why Traditional Metaphors Undermine Conservation Literacy Membership Required

  • University of Utah (UT)
  • Utah State University (UT)

We believe that the language commonly used in teaching actually hinders the creation of conservation literacy. We examined four frequently used ecology and environmental studies textbooks and considered the ways ...

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Disrupting neoliberal discourse in critical sustainability education: a qualitative analysis of intentional language framing Membership Required

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • University of Utah (UT)

While education for sustainability is a critical task that is gaining ground in a plethora of educational contexts, it is frequently rendered ineffective in the face of neoliberal practice and ...

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Sustainability Education: Perspectives and Practice across Higher Education Membership Required

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (NS)

How do we equip learners with the values, knowledge, skills, and motivation to help achieve economic, social and ecological well-being? How can universities make a major contribution towards a more ...

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Energy Efficiency Jobs in America Membership Required

This report finds that energy efficiency is a massive employer with 1.9 million jobs nationwide and thousands of jobs in each and every state. The report, based on U ...

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Student Interest for Environment/Sustainability Undergraduate Programmes: Recent Australian Experience Membership Required

  • RMIT University

Increasingly, employers are seeing the need to have employees who have capabilities in sustainability. The hope is that there will be a sufficient number of appropriately educated people to enter ...

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Educating for Sustainability: 2017 Sustainable Campus Best Practices from ISCN and GULF Universities Membership Required

  • International Campus Sustainability Network (ICSN) (MA)

This report, which was released in conjuction with the 2017 World Economic Forum, contains case studies on educating for sustainability provided by 30 members of the International Sustainable Campus Network ...

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Business sustainability and undergraduate management education: an Australian study Membership Required

The academic literature arguing that there is an urgent requirement for businesses to become more sustainable is rapidly expanding. There is also a demonstrated need for managers to develop a ...

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Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Students' Perspectives on an Innovative Approach to Educational Change Membership Required

  • Leuphana University L├╝neburg

Problem statement: With Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HESD) being an innovative approach to educational change, its principal objective is students’ development of transformation competencies. However, HESD evaluations hardly consider ...

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Engaging sustainability good practice within the curriculum design and property portfolio in the Australian higher education sector Membership Required

  • Deakin University

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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the extent to which universities’ strategic plans affect the level of incorporation of sustainability within the curriculum design and property portfolio ...

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Transdisciplinary learning and teaching as answers to urban sustainability challenges Membership Required

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This paper aims to explain the relevance of science-society interfaces and their potential for higher education institutions to engage stakeholders in supporting sustainable change in cities, via the transdisciplinary ...

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Assessing the Infusion of Sustainability Principles into University Curricula Membership Required

  • The Hashemite University
  • Universita degli Studi di Padova

The current paper presents the assessment of the infusion of sustainability principles into university curricula at two Jordanian universities. The peer review process of revising the curricula infusing sustainability principles ...

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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).

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