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Advanced Sustainability Techniques Institute-II: Current Trends and Assessment Members of the ACPA Sustainability Taskforce: Kathleen Gardner Susan Mendoza-Jones Dr. Jeanne S. Steffes Program 5 of 5- Sustainability Institute Tuesday, March 31, 2009. Program Overview.
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Current Trends and Assessment
Members of the ACPA Sustainability Taskforce:
Dr. Jeanne S. Steffes
Program 5 of 5- Sustainability Institute
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This session will provide an advanced discussion of sustainability; offer and invite participants to look at and discover student learning outcomes and assessment tools, share resources and network on promising practices and current issues.
• Be able to define sustainability and discuss the emerging trends.
• Be able to expand how sustainability can become visible across the university as a viable goal and benchmark for the campus and not just student affairs.
• Be able to assess programs and projects that lead to accountable outcomes
• Discuss and be able to talk about and problem solve front edge issues and strategies to overcome barriers.
● Share resources and websites for additional connections
I. Introduction and Welcome
“Meeting the needs of the present
without compromising the ability of
future generations to
meet their own needs”
World Commission on Env. and Development. (1987). Our Common Future. England: Oxford University Press.
Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability
Education for a Sustainable Society:“Enables people to develop the knowledge, values and skills to participate in decisions … that will improve the quality of life now without damaging the planet for the future.”
Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Take, make, waste
Living off nature’s capital
Market as master
Loss of cultural & biological diversity
Materialism as goalGlobal Transition:It is all connected!
First year Book
Community Outreach and
1.Each student will be able to define sustainability.(cognitive complexity, knowledge acquisition)
2. Each student will be able to explain how sustainability relates to their lives and their values, and how their actions impact issues of sustainability.(cognitive complexity; knowledge acquisition, integration and application; intra and interpersonal competence; practical competence)
3. Each student will be able to utilize their knowledge of sustainability to change their daily habits and consumer mentality.(knowledge integration and application, humanitarianism, civic engagement, practice competence)
4. Each student will be able to explain how environmental, social and economic systems are interrelated.(knowledge acquisition, integration, intra and inter personal competence, practical competence, persistence and academic achievement)
5. Each student will learn change agent skills.
(cognitive complexity; knowledge acquisition; integration and application; intra and inter personal competence; humanitarianism; civic engagement; practical competence; persistence and academic achievement)
6. Each student will learn how to apply concepts of sustainability to their campus and community.
(knowledge acquisition, integration, intra and inter personal competence, humanitarianism, civic engagement, practical competence, persistence and academic achievement)
7. Each student will demonstrate a commitment to sustainability by actively applying their knowledge of sustainability to their lives, professions, and societies.
(cognitive complexity; knowledge acquisition, integration and application; intra and inter personal competence; humanitarianism; civic engagement; practical competence; persistence and academic achievement)
1 Provide a guide for advancing sustainability in all sectors of higher education.
Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System
AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education )
Education & Research
Administration & Finance
- Higher education tool (collaborative effort Sustainability Taskforce/Assessment Commission and Student Voice)
by the Sustainable Endowments Institute
administration, endowment transparency, investment priorities, and shareholder
(limitations- 100 top endowments)
www.greenreportcard.org/ *pdf free online
- Campus Tool Kit
- Change Agent Skills
- Learning Outcomes
- Sustainability Institutes (Beginner and Advanced sessions – PowerPoints on ACPA website soon
Sustainability in Higher Education
Dr. Debra Rowe
President U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development; Co-chair Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium;
Dr. Anthony Cortese, President Second Nature;
ACPA Presidential Taskforce on Sustainability;
Keith Edwards and Kathleen Kerr
USA Today Collegiate Readership Program
Dr. Jeanne S. Steffes