Communities of Practice (CoPs) are technical working groups open to individuals from GCSE Members that support and amplify education, research, and analysis from higher education institutions to advance the use of science in environmental decision-making across all levels of government. Learn more.
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We support and advance efforts to implement a shared reference framework of key competencies in sustainability as a guideline for program development in higher education.
In this work, equity, inclusion, diversity, justice, and access are fundamental to our objectives of sustained learning, action, and accountability. We focus on collaboration, dialogue, and resources to support context-specific sustainability education initiatives at a range of institutions in order to generate global impact.
Identify the core sustainability competencies and student learning outcomes.
GCSE Sustainability Education Community of Practice Meetings take place virtually every third Wednesday of from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time, which includes a one-hour meeting with thirty minutes for networking and informal conversation.
Pathways toward Accreditation for Sustainability and Sustainability-related Programs
in Higher Education: Using an Approach that Centers Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility.
In partnership with Arizona State University and support from the Mitchell Foundation, GCSE is exploring accreditation for sustainability and sustainability-related programs in higher education. Learn more about the components of this initiative here.
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) facilitated a public input process on the shared reference framework on key competencies in sustainability to inform learning objectives for sustainability and sustainability-related programs in higher education. The public input process was supported through a research study to ensure systematic and transparent analysis of feedback to refine the GCSE Proposal Statement on Key Competencies in Sustainability. The research was conducted by Jordan King and Katja Brundiers of the GCSE Sustainability Education Community of Practice and Arizona State University. We collected feedback from a diverse audience including higher education administrators, staff, faculty, students, as well as employers in the field of sustainability.
If you are interested in reviewing the Proposal Statement on Key Competencies in Sustainability, please click here. This statement will be revised in response to the 2023 public input process.
- Sustainability Education Fall Roundtable, Student and Recent Graduate Perspectives on Sustainability Education
- Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 4:00-5:30 EDT
- [Past] Sustainability Education Spring Roundtable entitled, Workforce Perspectives on Accreditation for Sustainability Programs in Higher Education
- [Past] Sustainability Education Fall Roundtable
Roundtable 1: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 5:00 - 6:00 pm EDT
Roundtable 2: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 10:00 - 11:00 am EDT
Rod Parnell, GCSE Senior Fellow
Katja Brundiers, Arizona State University
Watch this page for resources and opportunities to get involved. Contact Krista Hiser, Senior Lead for Sustainability Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.