Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.28
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Grand Valley State University
IN-6: Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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A brief description of the institution’s professional development opportunities on sustainability in the curriculum:
Launched in May 2018 by a group of GVSU faculty, students, and staff and teachers from West Michigan schools, the Climate Change Education Solutions Network has several interrelated goals: To promote collaboration among Michigan schools, colleges, and universities to provide excellent, solution-oriented place-based climate education to all students and our broader community. To host an annual interdisciplinary Climate Change Education Solutions Summit on climate change education to strengthen dialogue and collaboration among the higher education and K-12 faculty. To develop Michigan Resources for Climate and Land Cover Change (MiRCLE) for high/middle school students. To host speaker series, classroom guest lectures, and virtual presentations on climate and environmental change. To share scholarly data and educational resources, such as academic publications, climate data, presentations, visualization tools, and videos for classroom use. To provide interdisciplinary resources for place-based hands-on curriculum for all grades, relevant for Michigan schools. To share information via website and e-Newsletter about new educational materials, programs, resources, and opportunities for teachers and students, relate to climate and environment. Based at Grand Valley State University, we focus primarily on collaboration with schools and community partners in West Michigan. However, our faculty and students are engaged in climate change education, research locally, nationally, and internationally through partnerships and collaborative projects. The CCES Network is open to all organizations and individuals interested in climate change education.

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

Website URL where information about the sustainability-oriented training for academic staff is available:
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