Develop and deliver supports within the administration and delivery of the curriculum
Sustainability Co-Design Project
A program designed to assist instructors who wish to introduce sustainability content in their course, based on a Student as Partners model.
11 courses redesigned over 3 editions: Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023
11 faculty instructors and 12 faculty peer mentors, for a total of 23 faculty members
23 students as partners
"Exchange of ideas was the best thing, openness to new ideas and pushing the limits of the conventional" – Student
Faculty interest group on Education for Sustainability
The group meets monthly to infuse sustainability in courses and identify opportunities to facilitate this process across all faculties. The faculty interest group is a dynamic collective of 11 dedicated faculty members who have come together to champion education for sustainability at Concordia.
The English and Math & Statistics department received department consultations from the curriculum developer.
Individual faculty consultations
Three one-on-one consultations on a course were given by the curriculum developer.
INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY RELATED COURSES & PROGRAMS
Achieve a 20% threshold of sustainability-inclusive* courses
*The wording has changed from sustainability-related to sustainability-inclusive for continued consistency with the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) framework
A new curriculum inventory will be conducted in Winter 2024. One of the objectives will be to calculate the percentage of sustainability-inclusive courses offered by the university.
Efforts supporting this target
Sustainability in Curriculum Co-Design Project
Development of a “Mapping Sustainability Curriculum at Concordia” survey for faculty members. The survey was disseminated in August 2023 to all full and part-time faculty members. In the survey, faculty members identified whether their courses have sustainability content or not. Survey results will be shared in January 2024
Increase the number of programs available to students that have a sustainability learning outcome
Efforts supporting this target
Development of new sustainability programs and certificates
The school of graduate studies have begun preliminary discussions and collaborations on an idea to put together a 6 or 9 credit microprogram in sustainability at the graduate level, with the audience being current graduate students and professionals already holding a Bachelor’s degree. The intention is for the program to involve a 3-credit team-taught and/or guest-lecture-based course, while the other 3 or 6 credits for the program would be project-based, aiming for students to benefit from the variety of expertise in sustainability across disciplines at Concordia.
The Sustainability Ambassadors Program (SAP) provides select students with an immersive sustainability leadership experience. It provides creative engagement opportunities that build students’ skills and competencies as they support a culture of sustainability on campus.