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Sustainability in higher education : stories and strategies for transformation / edited by Peggy F. Barlett and Geoffrey W. Chase.

Contributor(s): Barlett, Peggy F, 1947- [editor.] | Chase, Geoffrey W [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Urban and industrial environments: Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2013]Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780262316682; 0262316684; 9780262316699; 0262316692.Subject(s): Campus planning -- Environmental aspects -- United States | Universities and colleges -- Environmental aspects -- United States | Environmental management -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Sustainability in higher education.DDC classification: 378.1/070973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Part I. Leadership and commitment : Drury University: a story of personal and institutional transformation / Wendy B. Anderson -- Building a decentralized, grassroots, campus sustainability organization and community: the transformational impact of green vales / David Whiteman -- Science and technology leaders fro a sustainable future / Richard D. Schulterbrandt Gragg III, LaRue Donnellan, Ryan Mitchell, Clayton J. Clark II, and Viniece Jennings -- Bowling gutter balls: my first year as the energy conservation committee chair / Julie Snow -- Part II. Curricular transformation : Curriculum for the bioregion: putting communities and ideas in place / Jean MacGregor -- From environmental advocates to sustainability entrepreneurs: rethinking a sustainability-focused general education program / William Throop -- From soybeans and silos to the prairie project: the journey to restorative global sustainability education at Central College / Jim Zaffiro -- Take-home messages that transform individuals and institutions: the student leaders on global environmental issues program / John Cusick -- Learning sustainability in a tribal college context / William Van Lopik -- Part III. Defining the paradigm for change : Driving transformative change by empowering student sustainability leaders at the university of Michigan / Mike Shriberg, Andrew J. Horning, Katherine Lund, John Callewaert, and Donald Scavia -- Metabolism and resiliency: key concepts for catalyzing transformational change / E. Christian Wells -- Reimagining professional development: collaborative circles for creative change / Krista Hiser -- Part IV. Institutional mission and the culture of sustainability : The journey to green: becoming sustainable Spelman / Beverly Daniel Tatum -- Weaving a culture of sustainability: Santa Clara University's evolving story / Sherry Booth, Lindsey Cromwell Kalkbrenner, Leslie Gray, and Amy Shachter -- Sustainability as leadership ethos / Margo Flood -- Sustainability as turnaround: the case of Unity College / Mitchell Thomashow -- Transformational leadership at Furman University: tradeoffs and transitions / Angela C. Halfacre -- Part V. Accountability : Sustainability strategic planning: establishing accountability in a world of distractions / Julie Newman -- Transforming the silos: Arizona State University's School of Sustainability / Charles L. Redman -- Fair trade, social justice, and campus sustainability at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh / James W. Feldman and David Barnhill -- Creating and sustaining a student movement at San Diego State University / Grant A. Mack -- Part VI. Professional and personal transformation : Living the questions: contemplative and reflective practices in sustainability education / Marie Eaton, Kate Davies, Michael Gillespie, Karen Harding , and Sharon Daloz Parks -- Cultivating pedagogies of resilience: practicing place, expanding perspectives, sustaining life / Bobbi Patterson -- Awakening to the hero's journey in teaching and learning / Christopher Uhl and Greg Lankerau.
Summary: In colleges and universities across the United States, students, faculty, and staff are forging new paths to sustainability. From private liberal arts colleges to major research institutions to community colleges, sustainability concerns are being integrated into curricula, policies, and programs. New divisions, degree programs, and courses of study cross traditional disciplinary boundaries; Sustainability Councils become part of campus governance; and new sustainability issues link to historic social and educational missions. In this book, leaders from twenty-four colleges and universities offer their stories of institutional and personal transformation. These stories document both the power of leadership--whether by college presidents, faculty, staff, or student activists--and the potential for institutions to redefine themselves. Chapters recount, among other things, how inclusive campus governance helped mobilize students at the University of South Carolina; how a course at the Menominee Nation's tribal college linked sustainability and traditional knowledge; how the president of Furman University convinced a conservative campus community to make sustainability a strategic priority; how students at San Diego State University built sustainability into future governance while financing a LEED platinum-certified student center; and how sustainability transformed pedagogy in a lecture class at Penn 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 is possible. Colleges and universities covered include Arizona State University ; Central College, Iowa ; College of the Menominee Nation, Wisconsin ; Curriculum for the Bio-region Project, Pacific Northwest ; Drury University, Missouri ; Emory University, Georgia ; Florida A&M University ; Furman University, South Carolina ; Green Mountain College, Vermont ; Kap'olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii ; Pennsylvania State 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 South Carolina ; University of South Florida ; University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh ; Warren Wilson College, North Carolina ; Yale University.--Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Part I. Leadership and commitment : Drury University: a story of personal and institutional transformation / Wendy B. Anderson -- Building a decentralized, grassroots, campus sustainability organization and community: the transformational impact of green vales / David Whiteman -- Science and technology leaders fro a sustainable future / Richard D. Schulterbrandt Gragg III, LaRue Donnellan, Ryan Mitchell, Clayton J. Clark II, and Viniece Jennings -- Bowling gutter balls: my first year as the energy conservation committee chair / Julie Snow -- Part II. Curricular transformation : Curriculum for the bioregion: putting communities and ideas in place / Jean MacGregor -- From environmental advocates to sustainability entrepreneurs: rethinking a sustainability-focused general education program / William Throop -- From soybeans and silos to the prairie project: the journey to restorative global sustainability education at Central College / Jim Zaffiro -- Take-home messages that transform individuals and institutions: the student leaders on global environmental issues program / John Cusick -- Learning sustainability in a tribal college context / William Van Lopik -- Part III. Defining the paradigm for change : Driving transformative change by empowering student sustainability leaders at the university of Michigan / Mike Shriberg, Andrew J. Horning, Katherine Lund, John Callewaert, and Donald Scavia -- Metabolism and resiliency: key concepts for catalyzing transformational change / E. Christian Wells -- Reimagining professional development: collaborative circles for creative change / Krista Hiser -- Part IV. Institutional mission and the culture of sustainability : The journey to green: becoming sustainable Spelman / Beverly Daniel Tatum -- Weaving a culture of sustainability: Santa Clara University's evolving story / Sherry Booth, Lindsey Cromwell Kalkbrenner, Leslie Gray, and Amy Shachter -- Sustainability as leadership ethos / Margo Flood -- Sustainability as turnaround: the case of Unity College / Mitchell Thomashow -- Transformational leadership at Furman University: tradeoffs and transitions / Angela C. Halfacre -- Part V. Accountability : Sustainability strategic planning: establishing accountability in a world of distractions / Julie Newman -- Transforming the silos: Arizona State University's School of Sustainability / Charles L. Redman -- Fair trade, social justice, and campus sustainability at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh / James W. Feldman and David Barnhill -- Creating and sustaining a student movement at San Diego State University / Grant A. Mack -- Part VI. Professional and personal transformation : Living the questions: contemplative and reflective practices in sustainability education / Marie Eaton, Kate Davies, Michael Gillespie, Karen Harding , and Sharon Daloz Parks -- Cultivating pedagogies of resilience: practicing place, expanding perspectives, sustaining life / Bobbi Patterson -- Awakening to the hero's journey in teaching and learning / Christopher Uhl and Greg Lankerau.

In colleges and universities across the United States, students, faculty, and staff are forging new paths to sustainability. From private liberal arts colleges to major research institutions to community colleges, sustainability concerns are being integrated into curricula, policies, and programs. New divisions, degree programs, and courses of study cross traditional disciplinary boundaries; Sustainability Councils become part of campus governance; and new sustainability issues link to historic social and educational missions. In this book, leaders from twenty-four colleges and universities offer their stories of institutional and personal transformation. These stories document both the power of leadership--whether by college presidents, faculty, staff, or student activists--and the potential for institutions to redefine themselves. Chapters recount, among other things, how inclusive campus governance helped mobilize students at the University of South Carolina; how a course at the Menominee Nation's tribal college linked sustainability and traditional knowledge; how the president of Furman University convinced a conservative campus community to make sustainability a strategic priority; how students at San Diego State University built sustainability into future governance while financing a LEED platinum-certified student center; and how sustainability transformed pedagogy in a lecture class at Penn 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 is possible. Colleges and universities covered include Arizona State University ; Central College, Iowa ; College of the Menominee Nation, Wisconsin ; Curriculum for the Bio-region Project, Pacific Northwest ; Drury University, Missouri ; Emory University, Georgia ; Florida A&M University ; Furman University, South Carolina ; Green Mountain College, Vermont ; Kap'olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii ; Pennsylvania State 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 South Carolina ; University of South Florida ; University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh ; Warren Wilson College, North Carolina ; Yale University.--Publisher description.

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In keeping with the theme that higher education is all about the future, editors Barlett (anthropology, Emory Univ.) and Chase (dean, San Diego State Univ.) have collected essays from faculty at diverse institutions demonstrating varied approaches to building sustainability. Each vignette reflects a different balance of leadership: e.g., students push the administration, faculty inspire and empower students, and presidents mobilize their institutions and their trustees. Sustainability activities reflect pedagogical innovation and curricular transformation, and education activists are particularly sensitive to the vital role of communication in their efforts. These accounts reflect the links between faculty and student commitment and institutional transformation and present effective models of social change that may be crucial for the larger society. Intriguing and inspiring stories highlight models of curricular change and institutional metamorphosis as part of the broader effort to manage energy and resource use to ensure higher education has a more stable future. VERDICT This work will appeal to environmentalists and educators looking for leadership examples of passionate engagement along with analysis and careful academic planning.-Elizabeth Hayford, formerly with Associated Coll. of the Midwest, Chicago (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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