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Submission Date April 11, 2014
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Maharishi University of Management
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.00 / 10.00 Leanne Hays
Administrator
Sustainable Living
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The number of graduates covered by the sustainability learning outcomes:
176

Total number of graduates :
176

A list of degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

BS in Sustainable Living

MBA in Sustainable Business


The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of degree programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes is available:
A copy of the sustainability course inventory :
A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with the degree programs:

Campus Sustainability

Intro to AASHE
Sustainability and
consciousness
Campus energy and
architecture
SL Center building
Campus prairies
Campus composting
operation
AASHE conference
Field trip to Flat Irons
Presentations on AASHE
talks
STARS documentation

Trees and Sustainable Forestry

Concept of the tree
Evolutionary history of trees
How trees grow
Tree identification, incl.
leaves, winter twigs, & bark
Sustainable forestry:
Biodiversity as the basis
Managing forest
landscapes and stands
Synthesis and
implementation
Trees in literature; bonsai

How to Influence Policy

Importance of policy
US and corporate
governance
Socio-psychological
groupings
Collective consciousness
City level policy change
Grassroots activism, NGO's
Think tanks and lobbyists
Impacting international
policy
Processing of findings
Final class conclusions

Deep Ecology

Deep Ecology:
Is leading environmental
philosophy
Is against
anthropocentrism
May contain bio-centric
egalitarianism
Draws from many sources
Can be practical
Can be pragmatic
Is about self-realization
Is an important aspect of
sustainability

Permaculture Design

Primacy or design for
sustainability
Design principles based on
nature
Ethics and design
Biological resources vs
mechanical
Zones and sectors
Relative Location
Multiple functions for each
element
Multiple elements cover
each function
Client interview process
Radical redesign for
regeneration and renewal
Ecovillages/Urban
sustainability
Invisible Structures

Renewable Energy
Technologies

Physical limits on energy
conversion pathways
Hands on experience
Renewable energy
economics
Potential of renewable
energy technologies for
human needs
Design guidelines for:
Energy Storage
Photovoltaics
Wind
Solar Thermal
Flowing Water
Fuel Cells
Biochemical energy pathways

Organic Agriculture

Approaches to sustain-
ability in agriculture
The organic farm as a natural
ecosystem
Components of healthy soil
Soil fertility
Cultivation
Intercropping
Crop rotation
Pest management
Getting the crop to market
Local food in a global market

Sustainable Water
Management

Understanding the true value of water
Understanding sustainable water management
Water sources, use and availability
Water quality
Water systems
Waste water systems
Global water issues
Water governance
Socio-economic aspects
Case studies

And much, much more!


We have a six page document of our sustainability learning outcomes of which only a few are mentioned in the above field. If you would like the entire list please contact me at lhays@mum.edu

Thanks,

Leanne

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