Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.47
Liaison Aaron Klemm
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2016
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San Jose State University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Katherine Cushing
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

In academic year 2013-2014, the California State University Chancellor's Office funded San José State University to develop a Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) program to help infuse sustainability throughout our curriculum. We developed a learning community to advance sustainability curriculum at three campuses—San José State, De Anza College and Foothill College. As a result of our program, a diversity of faculty members at the three campuses are using campus sustainability features in their courses.

Of greatest interest to instructors are the nine teaching modules we developed. Each module is designed as a stand-alone, single-class sustainability lesson, using each campus’ sustainability features. We designed them for ANY instructor to use in their courses. Each module includes key sustainability principles and provides a hands-on experience allowing students to explore aspects of their campus—and other local campuses—that promote sustainability. The lesson plan for each module is designed to be plug-and-play. However, for each module we provide contact information for the module developer for instructors to contact if they need assistance. For More Information: http://www.sjsu.edu/sustainability/livinglab/

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

CSU - Sustainability Managers Committee
CSU - Energy Managers Committee
Sustainable Silicon Valley
CSU This Way to Sustainability VI Conference
Silicon Valley Leadership Group

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

At the CSU “This Way to Sustainability” conference held at CSU Chico in March 2016, representatives from SJSU collaborated with other sustainability directors from
most of the 23 CSU campuses on the following topics:
Alternative Transportation (ATG)
ATG Documents & Reports
AS Recycling
AS Sustainability
Adventure Outings
Butte Creek Ecological Preserve (BCEP)
Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER)
Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE)
Community Legal Information Center (CLIC)
Diversion Excursion
Organic Vegetable Project (OVP)
PowerSave Green Campus Program (GCP)

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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