Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.54
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020
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Indiana University South Bend
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Krista Bailey
Director: Center for a Sustainable Future
Sustainability Studies
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Masters of Liberal Studies with Strategic Sustainability Leadership Certificate

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Indiana University South Bend offers a sustainability track within its Masters of Liberal Studies program. The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Sustainability Leadership provides students with the training and credentials to work with business, not-for-profit, or governmental units to take advantage of the emerging green economy opportunities for innovation and efficiency offered by leveraging the triple-bottom-line of people, prosperity, and planet.
Graduates learn to: practice transformative thinking to; become an effective change agent; identify and employ the literacies and concepts of sustainability; utilize interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary avenues for learning and application of knowledge of sustainability; demonstrate an ethical sensibility and capacity for empathy, holistic thinking, integration, and complexity by employing a systems approach; use the competencies of innovation and apply them in the use of sustainability as a platform for innovation; apply collaborative and leadership skills; and formulate and implement sustainability action plans and solutions in real-life settings and through civic engagement.
The introductory course, Sustainability Strategies, focuses on learning communication skills, a sustainability framework and a range of implementation tools, and an applied knowledge of planning strategies. The capstone course further fosters leadership, teamwork, and networking skills through community engaged project based learning.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Sustainability Leadership

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Indiana University South Bend offers a stand-alone Graduate Certificate in Strategic Sustainability Leadership which provides students with the training and credentials to work with business, not-for-profit, or governmental units to take advantage of the emerging green economy opportunities for innovation and efficiency offered by leveraging the triple-bottom-line of people, prosperity, and planet.

Indiana University South Bend graduates with a Certificate in Strategic Sustainability Leadership will learn to: practice transformative thinking to; become an effective change agent; identify and employ the literacies and concepts of sustainability; utilize interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary avenues for learning and application of knowledge of sustainability; demonstrate an ethical sensibility and capacity for empathy, holistic thinking, integration, and complexity by employing a systems approach; use the competencies of innovation and apply them in the use of sustainability as a platform for innovation; apply collaborative and leadership skills; and formulate and implement sustainability action plans and solutions in real-life settings and through civic engagement.


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The course description for the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Sustainability Leadership was retrieved from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Sustainability Department section of IUSB's website. The Link listed below will take you to the page relating to the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Sustainability Leadership.

https://clas.iusb.edu/sustainability-studies/studying-sustainability/graduate-certificate.html

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