Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.14
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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Western Michigan University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Christine A Byrd-Jacobs
Associate Dean
Graduate College
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Interdisciplinary Studies Doctorate

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

This degree offers flexibility to students with interests outside existing disciplinary boundaries and established programs by allowing them to combine coursework and research in two or more disciplines/programs from across the university. This is a self-designed program that is developed by the student with input from faculty champions from the chosen disciplines. Students interested in exploring a dissertation in sustainability can combine disciplines related to various aspects of the topic.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Learning for Sustainability- Graduate Certificate

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The 16 credit hour certificate program in Learning for Sustainability consists of 3 courses, an interdisciplinary seminar, and a practicum course designed to develop competencies needed to wrestle with real-world sustainability challenges. The program features a unique approach to cross-college collaboration that draws on best-practice research on sustainability core competencies.

This program has not been funded or launched yet.


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