|Submission Date||Dec. 17, 2020|
Indiana University South Bend
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
|2.50 / 3.00||
Director: Center for a Sustainable Future
Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum
Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
AASHE 2019 Conference; Spokane, WA
October 29, 2019
“Catalyzing Careers in Sustainability through Community Engaged Course Design”
This session explored how transformative, experiential, and place-based approaches best prepare students for success in a sustainable economy, and how community engaged approaches to teaching can help catalyze a sustainable economy. Studying sustainability theories and practices is important, but classroom study alone will not prepare students to succeed in the field. Presented jointly by the IU South Bend Director of the Center for a Sustainable Future and a graduate student in the Strategic Sustainability Leadership program.
Pop Up University
“Climate Change, Conflict, Poverty, & Food: What Can YOU Do”
November 21, 2019
By drawing connections between an array of interconnected topics, sustainability will be shared as an interdisciplinary field. An exploration of science, social science, and humanities
data on climate, conflict, poverty, and food will draw connections between source and response.
Psychological research and publications will focus the response on developing desirable norms sustainable norms.
Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
The Director of the Center for a Sustainable Future has served on the AASHE Advisory Council and on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee in the last three years.
The Director of the Center for a Sustainable Future serves on the Leadership Council of Michigan's Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum
Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
A brief description of the peer review activities:
Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
IU South Bend has actively participated in the development of online degree programs with other IU campuses. These include a Sustainability track in the online Bachelor of Applied sciences program and an IU-wide Sustainability studies degree program.
Additionally, IU South Bend has hosted several cross campus gatherings of students from across the region. On September 2019, we hosted the 2nd Annual Riverside Sustainability Fest which was planned collaboratively by faculty on multiple campuses. It brought together IU South Bend students with students from Goshen College, the University of Notre Dame, and St. Mary’s College. Goshen students were in the midst of a paddle trip along the river that bisects the IU South Bend campus. Their end point was Lake Michigan, with stops along the way to learn about issues, ecology, and community. Students and faculty from all the campuses met up to share a meal and conversation around sustainability ideas, actions, and opportunities they were each facing and addressing. Students reported afterward a great satisfaction of knowing there were not alone in their interests and concerns, and having formed new friendships and connections across the region. Faculty benefitted from haring updates on curriculum and research initiatives.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data for this section was retrieved from the Director of the Center for a Sustainable Future.
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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.