|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 11, 2011|
Portland State University
Tier2-8: Themed Semester or Year
|0.25 / 0.25||
Sustainability Leadership and Outreach Coordinator
Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:
A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:
PSU has a year-long, interdisciplinary, first-year experience course called Freshman Inquiry. Sustainability is currently 1 of 8 themes that Freshmen can choose among to fulfill this portion of their general education requirement.Sustainability is also a learning outcome for all undergraduate students.
In 2008, PSU received a $25 million challenge grant, the largest gift ever given to the university. The administration chose to put that funding toward sustainability research and education. This is a good example of how integrated sustainability is to the university. A themed year might be redundant.
Our Student Activities and Leadership Program (coordinates all student groups) has chosen sustainability as its year and annual conference theme for 2012.
The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
The website URL where information about the theme is available:
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