Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
IN-6: Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

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Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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A brief description of the institution’s professional development opportunities on sustainability in the curriculum:
Serve-Learn-Sustain is a campus-wide academic initiative working with all six colleges to offer students opportunities inside and outside the classroom to collaborate with diverse partners – across the community, non-profit, government, academic, and business sectors – on key sustainability challenges.  Through SLS, students use the knowledge and skills they are acquiring at GT to help “create sustainable communities.”

SLS actively participates in two professional networks: AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) and the Global RCE Network (Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development, affiliated with United Nations University).

SLS educates students through classroom, co-curricular, and real-world learning, on campus and off, to contribute to the task of "creating sustainable communities"

SLS builds the capacity of faculty to (a) teach sustainable communities-related courses, and (b) collaborate with diverse partners on their research

SLS facilitates GT participation in partnerships that bring together key partners - from government, community, nonprofit, academic, and business sectors - for joint learning, research, and action.

SLS collaborates closely with other higher education institutions for joint learning, research, and action with a focus on the role that a technological institute can play in creating sustainable communities. In February 2021 SLS co-hosted a SDG curriculum workshop for faculty and academic professionals entitled, “Going Global: A Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Curriculum Design Workshop.” ”Going Global” set out the following goals:
• Build faculty relationships across colleges and universities around shared interest in teaching with the SDGs.
• Engage additional faculty members in the RCE Greater Atlanta’s “Teaching with the SDGs” initiative.
• Enhance teaching effectiveness by supporting SDG course integration skills.
• Expand and share online resources that support the use of SDGs in college teaching.
• Identify opportunities to further support faculty in curricular integration of the SDGs.
The workshop involved close to 50 faculty members from 14 colleges and universities across the U.S., Europe, and South America, all interested in teaching with the SDGs.


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