|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 16, 2013|
Edmonds Community College
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability
|2.00 / 2.00||
Workforce Development & Training
Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:
In 2009, we published online the results of our Sustainability across the Curriculum faculty development workshop, which included assignments from many disciplines integrating sustainability. In August of 2009, we hosted a regional/national PETE (Partnership for Environmental Technology Education) conference on campus, "Are You Preparing Your Programs for the Green Economy?" EdCC had several presentations at this conference from faculty and staff. In 2010, the Sustainability Researcher served on a panel, "Grant Funding," at the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy's Annual Best Practices Summit. In 2011, the Sustainability Researcher presented at the Curriculum for the Bioregion Annual Workshop to share best practices around integrating curriculum into professional-technical programs. As part of E3 and Curriculum for the Bioregion, we submitted our sustainability survey in 2012 to evaluate progress on the E3 Higher Education Plan that was assembled in 2008-09 and which informed the overall E3 Washington comprehensive plan and network initiative. The collected information, which is shared, is helpful to celebrate goals that have been achieved, track progress, and plan future activities to support sustainability education at colleges and universities in communities across the state. In 2012, we also submitted a college profile to the Curriculum for the Bioregion project. In 2010, through a National Science Foundation grant, the energy management department established an Energy Educators Association for the state of Washington to share grant results and collaborate with educators across the state. We've hosted a number of meetings along with Cascadia Community College (a partner on the grant) as well as a Faculty Institute in summer 2011 and 2012 to integrate skill profiles related to energy management into curriculum.
The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
E3 Washington: Education for Sustainable Communities; Washington Center at Evergreen State College: Curriculum for the Bioregion; Environmental Education Association of Washington, Washington Campus Compact; Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education; American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment; WWF Campus Ecology; Energy Educators Association
A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
Members of the Energy Educators Association, particularly those in the north Puget Sound area, are interested in collaborating on program development and maintenance so that direct competition is minimal (institutions are offering classes/programs per their strengths) and students are getting what they want/need in terms of classes/programs.
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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