Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.64
Liaison Kimberly Post
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2022

STARS v2.2

Saint Joseph's College - ME
IN-6: Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kimberly Post
Program Director
Leadership Sustainable Communities
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A brief description of the institution’s professional development opportunities on sustainability in the curriculum:

In 2021, Saint Joseph's College committed to institution-wide transformation and asked faculty to consider all courses through the lens of "sustainable communities." The new major Leadership for Sustainable Communities has been launched and Academic Affairs has committed to regular professional development to support faculty in the transformation. Additionally, through the Engagement and Academic arms of the Center for Sustainable Communities, curricular-specific intercampus education and support (sustainability-focused) is provided to all higher education institutions in Maine. The Center's ability to do this work is supported both by the college and Maine Campus Compact and funded through the Davis Education Foundation. In February 2022, the campus hosted Maine Campuses Won't Wait to kick off statewide campus collaboration in support of Maine's climate action plan Maine Campuses Won't Wait. Currently the Center for Sustainable Communities is assisting all Maine campuses in their asset mapping of sustainability programs and resources. Data gathered will serve as a roadmap for collectively moving forward to address the climate crisis. The Center provides ongoing technical assistance and support for participating campuses and access to resources, ideas, expertise, and best practices.

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

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

There is no specific link to the Center's current work on this Maine-wide sustainability support as of yet. Here is a link to the news story or the event: https://www.mainepublic.org/environment-and-outdoors/2022-02-02/maine-colleges-launch-joint-effort-to-address-climate-change

The next meeting of all campuses is April 12th, which will include breakout groups to provide additional support. Saint Joseph's College's map of sustainability assets is being provided as an example for other campuses to follow. We have been providing individual asset mapping support to campuses since February. We have been providing individual sustainability curricular support to campuses since 2019.

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