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Abed, Sameera; Ackers, Barry – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the transformation disclosures in the publicly available annual reports of South African public universities and to establish the extent to which universities account to their stakeholders about how they have discharged their transformation obligations. Design/methodology/approach: This…
Descriptors: Social Change, Annual Reports, Disclosure, Organizational Change
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Lange Salvia, Amanda; Londero Brandli, Luciana; Leal Filho, Walter; Gasparetto Rebelatto, Bianca; Reginatto, Giovana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Considering the different roles universities can perform to contribute to sustainable development, it is through teaching and outreach that they might be able to connect to the academic and local communities the most. The purpose of this study is to investigate the extent to which energy sustainability is being considered in campus…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Sustainability, Outreach Programs, College Instruction
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Pretorius, Rudi Wessel; Anderson, Ryan; Khotoo, Anisa; Pienaar, Richelle – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to reflect on approaches through which open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) students can use their local environments for assessments and explores how this shapes their conceptualisations of "university" and "campus". Key issues and lessons learnt are covered, thus providing pointers for implementation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Sustainability, Learning Experience
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Scholtz, Brenda; Calitz, Andre; Haupt, Ross – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Higher education institutions (HEIs) face a number of challenges in effectively managing and reporting on sustainability information, such as siloes of data and a limited distribution of information. Business intelligence (BI) can assist in addressing the challenges faced by organisations. The purpose of this study was to propose a BI…
Descriptors: Business, Intelligence, Higher Education, Information Management
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Calitz, Andre; Bosire, Samual; Cullen, Margaret – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to show that business intelligence (BI) is a key component of a sustainability-reporting framework for higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: Four questionnaires were administered to Registrars and managers at 21 South African HEIs and at selected international HEIs. The data analysis entailed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business, Best Practices, Decision Making
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Leal Filho, Walter; Brandli, Luciana Londero; Becker, Deisi; Skanavis, Constantina; Kounani, Aristea; Sardi, Chrysoula; Papaioannidou, Dimitra; Paço, Arminda; Azeiteiro, Ulisses; de Sousa, Luiza Olim; Raath, Schalk; Pretorius, Rudi Wessel; Shiel, Christine; Vargas, Valeria; Trencher, Gregory; Marans, Robert W. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: There is a widely held belief that sustainable development (SD) policies are essential for universities to successfully engage in matters related to sustainability, and are an indicator of the extent to which they are active in this field. This paper aims to examine the evidence which currently exists to support this assumption. It…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Universities, School Policy
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Bulunga, Angel Ancha Lindelwa; Thondhlana, Gladman – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: In response to increasing energy demand and financial constraints to invest in green infrastructure, behaviour change energy-saving interventions are increasingly being considered as a tool for encouraging pro-environmental behaviour in campus residences. This paper aims to report on a pilot programme aimed at reducing energy consumption…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy Conservation, College Housing, Dormitories
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Awuzie, Bankole; Emuze, Fidelis – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This study aims to review the zeal exhibited by universities in South Africa towards aligning institutional mandates of teaching, learning, research and community engagement to the sustainable development (SD) agenda. The implementation of the SD agenda across higher education institutions (HEIs) continues to draw attention from the wider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Universities, Public Colleges
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van Breda, John; Musango, Josephine; Brent, Alan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to improve the understanding of individual transdisciplinary PhD research in a developing country context, focusing on three individual PhD case studies in South Africa. Design/Methodology/Approach: Multiple-case method was used, and three completed transdisciplinary PhD research efforts undertaken at the Stellenbosch…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Muller, Irene; Tempelhoff, Johann – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to outline the benefits of using resilience assessment instead of command and control mechanisms to evaluate sustainable campus environments. Design/Methodology/Approach: An exploratory mixed-method design was followed for the purposes of the project. During the first qualitative phase, a historical timeline of the focal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Campuses, Mixed Methods Research
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Hull, R. Bruce; Kimmel, Courtney; Robertson, David P.; Mortimer, Michael – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to describe, explain and evaluate a graduate education program that provides international project experiences and builds competencies related to collaborative problem-solving, cultural capacity to work globally and sustainable development. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative analysis of survey data from 28 students…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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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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Nkomo, Mokubung; Sehoole, Chika – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on how two rural-based universities in South Africa can contribute towards sustainable development especially in their immediate rural communities. It addresses the following questions what conditions or policy frameworks exist that can engender a sustainable development trajectory? How can…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Pretorius, Rudi W. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
The department of geography and environmental studies of the University of South Africa recently played a pivotal role in implementing an inter- and multidisciplinary undergraduate programme in environmental management. This programme prepares students for entry-level occupations, and equips them with the knowledge, skills and values needed to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Environmental Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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du Preez, Nicolaas P.; Mohr-Swart, Maryna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
In 1994, the Executive Management Committee (EMC) of Technikon Pretoria took a strategic decision to develop educational programmes in environmental management and sustainable development. The EMC also decided to integrate these programmes with the development and implementation of an environmental management policy for Technikon Pretoria. This…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Environmental Education, International Cooperation, Sustainable Development
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