Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.36
Liaison Marianella Franklin
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
IN-6: Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Marianella Franklin
Director of Sustainability
The Office For Sustainability
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A brief description of the institution’s professional development opportunities on sustainability in the curriculum:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) works in partnership with the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to host an intensive two-day faculty development program entitled the International Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum (ICSAC) Conference. Growing out of our university’s successful Project Sin Fronteras, the program has a common goal that brings together faculty from all fields, allowing for an exchange of ideas in an enriching collaborative atmosphere. This interdisciplinary experience helps faculty to incorporate sustainability concepts, problems, or solutions into new or existing courses. Experienced faculty and presenters share knowledge on issues of sustainability, environment, and curriculum to support the education for sustainable development in higher education.

Participants will:
Discover new ways of relating theoretical course content to the real world
Develop new learning outcomes that breach disciplines
Learn to apply a variety of learning approaches
Modify a course to engage learners in deep inquiry through applied learning
Align personal values with learning outcomes, learning styles, and sustainable development goals
Share insights with peers across disciplines and forge opportunities for collaboration

The conference is made possible through the generous support of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Office for Global Engagement, and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Faculty from other institutions are welcome to join us. We've had participants from South Texas College as well as some international faculty in the past.

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

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