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Schaffhauser-Linzatti, Michaela Maria; Ossmann, Stefan F. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Higher education institutions are regarded as forerunners and pioneers of sustainability. However, it is to question whether they actually fulfill their role model function. This paper aims to reveal whether selected universities in Australia and Austria meet the reporting expectations about their activities on sustainability in very…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Annual Reports, Universities
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Sandri, Orana; Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight both the need for measurement of graduate capabilities post-degree completion and the challenges posed by such a task. Higher education institutions provide an important site of learning that can equip future professionals with capabilities to manage and respond to complex sustainability…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competence, Employment Qualifications, Sustainability
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Poon, Joanna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the extent to which universities' strategic plans affect the level of incorporation of sustainability within the curriculum design and property portfolio. Design/Methodology/Approach: This research adopted a case study approach. The case study institution was Deakin University in Australia. This…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Warr Pedersen, Kristin; Pharo, Emma; Peterson, Corey; Clark, Geoffrey Andrew – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to profile the development of a bicycle parking hub at the University of Tasmania to illustrate how the Academic Operations Sustainability Integration Program promotes real change through the engagement of stakeholders from across an institution to deliver campus sustainability. This case study outlines one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Higher Education, Universities
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Howlett, Cathy; Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Blomfield, Jessica – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to argue that substantive changes are required in both curricula and pedagogical practice in higher education institutions to challenge dominant epistemologies and discourses and to unsettle current ways of thinking about, and acting in relation to, the environment. Central to such a shift, it is argued, is the need for…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, Sustainable Development
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Wooltorton, Sandra; Wilkinson, Anne; Horwitz, Pierre; Bahn, Sue; Redmond, Janice; Dooley, Julian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: Academic approaches to the challenge of enhancing sustainability in research in university contexts illustrate that universities are affected by the very same values and socio-ecological issues they set out to address, making transformation difficult at every level. A theoretical and practical framework designed to facilitate cultural…
Descriptors: Action Research, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Organizational Change
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Khan, Tehmina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to identify the offering and nature (scope) of sustainability accounting courses at universities that have signed the Talloires Declaration and also at universities with prominent sustainability accounting researchers' affiliations. For this purpose a university web sites content analysis for sustainability…
Descriptors: Profiles, Accounting, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Savelyeva, Tamara; McKenna, James R. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to build a detailed description of the Global Seminar (GS) curricula model by exploring its on-the-ground participatory practices in America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Design/methodology/approach: Within a qualitative research design framework, the authors interviewed 20 faculty members from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Sustainability
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Atherton, Alison; Giurco, Damien – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011
Purpose: This paper aims to detail the design of a campus climate change strategy, transport strategy and paper reduction strategy at the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia). Design/methodology/approach: The approach to strategy development used desktop research and staff/student consultation to inform the development of objectives,…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Governance, Foreign Countries, Climate
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Beringer, Almut; Wright, Tarah; Malone, Leslie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose is to ascertain the state of sustainability in higher education (SHE) in Atlantic Canada (sustainability education/curriculum; research and scholarship; operations; faculty/staff development and rewards; community outreach and service; student opportunities; and institutional mission, structure and planning).…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Outreach Programs, Institutional Mission
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Hammond, Cathryn; Churchman, Deborah – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2008
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the social sustainability of academic work in Australian tertiary institutions, in addition to offering a summary of recent research on social sustainability with a particular emphasis on Barron and Gauntlett's work. Design/methodology/approach: Barron and Gauntlett's principles of social sustainability are used…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Sustainable Development, Social Change, Organizational Development
Holdsworth, Sarah; Wyborn, Carina; Bekessy, Sarah; Thomas, Ian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2008
Purpose: This paper seeks to report research undertaken to assess the extent to which Australian universities were engaged in professional development (PD) activities focusing on the development of education for sustainability for their academics. Design/methodology/approach: This web-based survey seeks to identify the existence of PD programs and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Professional Development
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Sherren, Kate – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: In addition to mapping the consistency in rhetoric behind education for sustainability, despite changes in jargon over the past 30 years, this paper endeavours to estimate the degree to which these ideas have been integrated into the Australian tertiary sector. Design/methodology/approach: The results of a recent internet-based audit of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Jargon, Foreign Countries, Educational Change