SCC ADVISORY SERVICES

We provide an array of advisory services to sustainability champions at colleges and universities whether seeking to initiate a program or enhance an existing program. Our menu of services includes the following:

Baseline assessment

  • Research and surveys
  • Stakeholder/customer demand analysis
  • Academic program/curriculum review and gap analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • SWOT analysis
  • Forecasting

Strategic planning

  • Goal setting
  • Logic modeling
  • Business case development
  • Metrics evaluation and improvement
  • Strategy development
  • Tactical planning, budgeting, and scheduling

Organizational development and change management

  • Organizational climate assessment (faculty, administration, students)
  • Policy and procedures review and revision/formulation
  • Organizational structure, staffing, and capacity analyses
  • Leadership development
  • Functional skills training
  • Facilitation
  • Strategic communication assistance

Sustainability curriculum development

  • Development of policies, principles, and guidelines
  • Co-creation of learning objectives, course materials, interdisciplinary approaches, and other resources
  • Development of experiential options, intensive courses, seminars, and internships
  • Peer review of draft materials
  • Training and support for faculty on emerging trends and hot topics as well as core sustainability topics
  • Pilot testing and evaluation

Professional development for faculty

  • Faculty skills development workshops (e.g., advances in sustainability pedagogy)
  • Cross-disciplinary team-building exercises
  • Peer-peer networking

Please contact SCC’s Managing Director, Ira Feldman, for further information.

Congratulations to AASHE Centers

On December 14, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) announced 13 “Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum,” which will partner with AASHE to offer workshops and other professional development opportunities on sustainability in the curriculum beginning in 2017. The Centers were selected through a competitive application process held earlier this year. (See the AASHE press release.)
The Centers will be hosted at the following institutions:

    • Center for Sustainability at Ramapo College of New Jersey
    • Central College
    • Colorado College
    • David E. Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman University
    • Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College
    • Fleming College
    • University of Kansas and Johnson County Community College
    • Moraine Valley Community College
    • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    • The Washington Center for Sustainability Education at Seattle University and Western Washington University
    • University of South Carolina – Columbia
    • University of California

The new AASHE Centers are free to seek staffing, planning, content and other support from independent providers. The Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SCC) has positioned itself to support AASHE Centers as well as other university-based sustainability curriculum and faculty development initiatives.

According to AASHE, the goal of the new Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum program is to accelerate the infusion of sustainability content into curriculum by increasing the availability and accessibility of faculty development opportunities related to sustainability. The professional development offerings from these Centers will be available to faculty from other institutions in the region. Centers will be scheduling workshops throughout 2017 which will be advertised on the AASHE website.

As an AASHE organizational member, SCC applauds the establishment of the 13 new Centers and is ready to assist in advancing their programming. 

For more information, contact: admin@curriculumforsustainability.org.