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Sustainability in Higher Education

Un libro in lingua di Barlett Peggy F. (EDT) Chase Geoffrey W. (EDT) edito da Mit Pr, 2013

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In colleges and universities across the United States, students, faculty, and staffare forging new paths to sustainability. From private liberal arts colleges to major researchinstitutions to community colleges, sustainability concerns are being integrated into curricula,policies, and programs. New divisions, degree programs, and courses of study cross traditionaldisciplinary boundaries; Sustainability Councils become part of campus governance; and newsustainability issues link to historic social and educational missions. In this book, leaders fromtwenty-four colleges and universities offer their stories of institutional and personaltransformation.

These stories document both the power of leadership -- whether bycollege presidents, faculty, staff, or student activists -- and the potential for institutions toredefine themselves. Chapters recount, among other things, how inclusive campus governance helpedmobilize students at the University of South Carolina; how a course at the Menominee Nation's tribalcollege linked sustainability and traditional knowledge; how the president of Furman Universityconvinced a conservative campus community to make sustainability a strategic priority; how studentsat San Diego State University built sustainability into future governance while financing a LEEDplatinum-certified student center; and how sustainability transformed pedagogy in a lecture class atPenn State. As this book makes clear, there are many paths to sustainability in higher education.These stories offer a snapshot of what has been accomplished and a roadmap to what ispossible.

Colleges and Universities covered include Arizona State University? Central College, Iowa ? College of the Menominee Nation, Wisconsin ? Curriculum forthe Bio-region Project, Pacific Northwest ? Drury University, Missouri ? Emory University,Georgia ? Florida A&M University ? Furman University, South Carolina ? GreenMountain College, Vermont ? Kap'olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii ? PennsylvaniaState University ?San Diego State University ? Santa Clara University, California ?Slippery Rock State University, Pennsylvania ? Spelman College, Georgia ? Unity College,Maine ? University of Hawaii--Manoa ? University of Michigan ? University of SouthCarolina ? University of South Florida ? University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh ? WarrenWilson College, North Carolina ? Yale University

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