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Barros, Murillo Vetroni; Puglieri, Fabio Neves; Tesser, Daniel Poletto; Kuczynski, Oksana; Piekarski, Cassiano Moro – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Some universities have a commitment to both academic education and sustainable development, and the sustainable development goals can support several sustainable actions that universities may take as principles and attitudes. From this perspective, the purpose of this study is to present environmentally sustainable practices at a federal…
Descriptors: Sanitation, Conservation (Environment), Plastics, Energy Conservation
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Trad, Sloan Peter – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Sustainability within tertiary curriculum is hard to measure and often perceived to be illusive in nature. Existing higher education sustainability assessment tools rarely focus on the curriculum. This paper aims to establish and implement a tool that can measure sustainability integration within curriculum. The Faculty of Engineering and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, College Curriculum, Engineering Education
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Burnley, Stephen; Wagland, Stuart; Longhurst, Phil – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2019
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a method of assessing the environmental impacts of the manufacture and use of a product or provision of a service such as waste management. LCAs are based on quantitative science, but softer skills are also required in interpreting the results. Therefore, LCA provides an ideal opportunity for students to develop and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Engineering Education, Skill Development, Sustainable Development
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Busch, Tobias; Vanpoucke, Filiep; van Wieringen, Astrid – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2017
Purpose: We describe the natural auditory environment of people with cochlear implants (CIs), how it changes across the life span, and how it varies between individuals. Method: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of Cochlear Nucleus 6 CI sound-processor data logs. The logs were obtained from 1,501 people with CIs (ages 0-96…
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Assistive Technology, Life Cycle Costing, Individual Differences
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Poggiali, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
This essay proposes that librarians practice ethical consumption when purchasing electronic devices. Though librarians have long been engaged with environmentalism and social justice, few have suggested that such issues as e-waste and sweatshop labor should impact our decisions to acquire e-readers, tablets, and other electronics. This article…
Descriptors: Ethics, Library Development, Librarian Attitudes, Purchasing
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Kang, Keebom; Doerr, Kenneth H. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2015
This article presents a classroom exercise, centered on a simulation that has been used for 4 years in an MBA program to help students develop an understanding of the trade-offs involved in managing capital assets in the public sector. Though often ignored in business schools, "mission" is a key criterion that must be considered when…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Class Activities, Simulation, Graduate Students
Blair, Douglas; Dawson, Barbara E.; Fary, Michael; Hillegas, Curtis W.; Hopkins, Brian W.; Lyons, Yolanda; McCullough, Heather; McMullen, Donald F.; Owen, Kim; Ratliff, Mark; Williams, Harry – EDUCAUSE, 2014
The EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research Data Management Working Group (ECAR-DM) has created a framework for research data storage as an aid for higher education institutions establishing and evaluating their institution's research data storage efforts. This paper describes areas for consideration and suggests graduated criteria to assist in…
Descriptors: Information Storage, Research Reports, Success, Higher Education
Council of the Great City Schools, 2014
Across the nation, large urban school districts are experiencing premature and rapidly accelerating deterioration of school buildings. The conditions of buildings and equipment, most importantly in classrooms and school support spaces, are deteriorating to the point of hindering the core mission of schools: educating children. This report is the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Buildings, Urban Schools, Educational Environment
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Grieb, Teri; Horon, Jeffrey R.; Wong, Cassandra; Durkin, Jessica; Kunkel, Steven L. – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
Challenges that face the academic research enterprise are numerous. These concerns include, but are not limited to: declines in extramural funding for investigatorinitiated research, an aging faculty workforce (the average age of securing a faculty's first R01 is over 42), insufficient funds to support faculty laboratories, and limited access to…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Program Improvement, Governance, Educational Facilities Improvement
Gandara, Guillermo F. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
One of the goals of this study was to pose the engineering role in a way that allows engineers to understand the impact that professional requirements have on their career. For engineers making medical devices, requirements come from three principal sources, professional engineering, regulatory agencies, and their own organization. Engineering…
Descriptors: Engineering, Professional Personnel, Phenomenology, Life Cycle Costing
Spellman, Walter – American School & University, 2012
Making furniture decisions can involve many factors, and they vary from institution to institution. For fixtures, furnishings and equipment, comparing initial cost with the cost of ownership over a life cycle can be more challenging. It may be the functionality of the furnishings that provides the greatest return on investment. In this article,…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Furniture, Selection Criteria, Educational Facilities Design
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Scheirer, Mary Ann; Mark, Melvin M.; Brooks, Ariana; Grob, George F.; Chapel, Thomas J.; Geisz, Mary; McKaughan, Molly; Leviton, Laura – American Journal of Evaluation, 2012
Linking evaluation methods to the several phases of a program's life cycle can provide evaluation planners and funders with guidance about what types of evaluation are most appropriate over the trajectory of social and educational programs and other interventions. If methods are matched to the needs of program phases, evaluation can and should…
Descriptors: Evidence, Evaluation Methods, Program Development, Life Cycle Costing
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Aggarwal, Anil; Adlakha, Veena; Ross, Terry – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
The Internet is creating exciting opportunities for universities and their stakeholders. Universities are experimenting with different modes of education. E-learning is one such mode, where students can learn from any place at any time, as long as they have an Internet connection. A course management system (CMS) facilitates e-learning, making it…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Software Selection, Open Source Technology, Technology Planning
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Cluver, John H.; Randall, Brad – Planning for Higher Education, 2012
By now the slogan of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that "the greenest building is the one already built" is widely known. In an era of increased environmental awareness and rising fuel prices, however, the question is how can historic building stock be made more energy efficient in a manner respectful of its historic…
Descriptors: Preservation, Energy Conservation, School Buildings, Cost Effectiveness
Girouard, Miles – School Business Affairs, 2011
The benefits of sustainability go way beyond improving the environment. School districts that choose to build facilities using sustainable principles reap the benefits of environmentally friendly, healthy establishments; attractive work spaces (which improve recruiting and retention); and significant operational cost savings. Districts realize…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Holistic Approach, Sustainability, Educational Environment
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