Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.14
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date July 10, 2023

STARS v2.2

California Polytechnic State University
IN-6: Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Dianna Winslow
Writing Instruction Specialist
Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology
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A brief description of the institution’s professional development opportunities on sustainability in the curriculum:

As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly has long made sustainability a centerpiece of its educational purpose. That dedication is reflected in the campus's Sustainability Learning Objectives (SLOs) articulated as essential educational components for all students in all majors. Momentum is building on campus, as evidenced by achieving a STARS Silver Rating in 2017 from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This page assembles the various programs and services that CTLT offers campus educators to enhance and expand sustainability across the curriculum in support of the SLOs and the continued pursuit of advanced STARS ratings.

The CTLT and Cal Poly's Facilities Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability team invite faculty to apply for the CSU-wide Faculty Learning Community (FLC) in Teaching Climate Change and Resilience. This FLC will help participants think about teaching and learning focused on climate change and resilience. The goals for participants in this FLC are to:

Learn about and develop or modify course curriculum with a focus on climate change, climate justice, and resilience
Gain collegial support for teaching sustainability across the disciplines.
Work collaboratively to identify and design pedagogical approaches to teach students about sustainability problems paired with investigating possible solutions together
Conversations will be driven by the questions that emerge from participants’ particular course contexts.

$500 stipends are available for eligible employees who complete the FLC requirements.

Have academic staff from other institutions participated in the professional development opportunities on sustainability with the previous three years?:

Website URL where information about the sustainability-oriented training for academic staff is available:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.