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ERIC Number: ED541669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 349
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2673-4639-1
Sustainability in Higher Education: Best Practices, Trends and Obstacles Impacting Champions of Sustainability on College Campuses
Myers, William A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Prescott College
There are champions of sustainable causes and initiatives within higher education; their actions are numerous and diverse as are the employment positions these champions hold on their respective campuses. This dissertation utilizes qualitative research methods inclusive of semistructured in-depth interviews to formulate case studies that are then analyzed in a multi-site comparative case study process. This dissertation gathers information and documents providing an overview of sustainability on community college campuses in Upstate New York in an effort to identify a framework of standards and support systems, that if implemented could facilitate more comprehensive inclusion and success of sustainable initiatives on college campuses in the following categories: leadership and administration, operating practices, curriculum, and community outreach, and student initiative/involvement. This dissertation identifies trends, outliers, best practices and obstacles to the implementation of sustainable initiatives in the five research categories: leadership and administration, operating practices, curriculum, and community outreach and student initiative/involvement. At the time this dissertation was written, there had been no research conducted on community college campuses associated with identifying the champions of sustainability and systems and frameworks that supported their efforts. The findings within this research project indicate that there are structures, initiatives, and behaviors that if implemented are likely to provide a supporting framework for sustainability on college campuses. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York