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Schoeps, Andreas; Hemmer, Ingrid – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Since 2012, the University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt has been publishing an annual report on sustainability as part of its whole institution approach (WIA). This study aims to examine the participation in writing this report as it is experienced by the student stakeholders involved. The overall goal is to gain expertise concerning further…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Authors, Semi Structured Interviews, Sustainability
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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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Ferrero-Ferrero, Idoya; Fernández-Izquierdo, María Ángeles; Muñoz-Torres, María Jesús; Bellés-Colomer, Lucía – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to improve the understanding of stakeholder engagement in the context of sustainability reporting (SR) for higher education institutions (HEIs), together with the materiality principle and stakeholder expectations. Design/methodology/approach: This research uses an exploratory approach based on content…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Stakeholders, Content Analysis
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Zorio-Grima, Ana; Sierra-García, Laura; Garcia-Benau, Maria A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to identify the combinations of factors leading to experience in sustainability reporting by Spanish public universities. Design/methodology/approach: Using a sample of 49 public universities in Spain, this paper identifies the combinations of factors on innovation profile, political and internal factors…
Descriptors: Accountability, Sustainability, Universities, Public Colleges
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Perrault, Evan K.; Clark, Scott K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: A planet that can no longer sustain life is a frightening thought--and one that is often present in mass media messages. Therefore, this study aims to test the components of a classic fear appeal theory, the extended parallel process model (EPPM) and to determine how well its constructs predict sustainability behavioral intentions. This…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Fear, Models, Intention
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Biasutti, Michele; Makrakis, Vassilios; Concina, Eleonora; Frate, Sara – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a professional development experience for higher education academic staff within the framework of an international Tempus project focused on reorienting university curricula to address sustainability. The project included revising curricula to phase sustainable development principles into university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Sustainability
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Hilty, Lorenz M.; Huber, Patrizia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Sustainable development (SD) does not usually form part of the curriculum of ICT-related study programs such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, and Informatics. However, many topics form a bridge between SD and ICT and could potentially be integrated into ICT-related study programs. This paper reports the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Environmental Education, Computer Science Education, Information Science Education
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Schweizer, Angélick; Miserez, Sébastien; del Rio Carral, Maria; Santiago-Delefosse, Marie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to deepen the authors' understanding of higher education students' perceptions about sustainability issues by focusing on their motivations to adopt (or not to adopt) sustainable practices in their lives. It mobilized the notion of "health" and the potential impacts of climate change on health.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Student Attitudes, Intention, Behavior Change
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Avissar, Ilana; Alkaher, Iris; Gan, Dafna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Distributed leadership has been reported in the literature as an effective management approach for educational organizations such as institutions of higher education. This study aims to investigate the role of distributed leadership in the promotion of sustainability in an Israeli college of teacher education. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making, Power Structure
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Gaard, Greta C.; Blades, Jarod; Wright, Mary – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to describe a two-stage sustainability curriculum assessment, providing tools and strategies for other faculty to use in implementing their own sustainability assessments. Design/methodology/approach: In the first stage of the five-year curriculum assessment, the authors used an anonymous survey of sustainability faculty…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Sustainability, Environmental Education, College Curriculum
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Srebotnjak, Tanja; Norgaard, Lee Michelle – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to map and analyze sustainability activities and relationships at the seven Claremont Colleges and graduate institutions using social network analysis (SNA) to inform sustainability planning and programming. Design/methodology/approach: Online surveys and interviews were conducted among faculty, staff and…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Higher Education, Sustainability, Online Surveys
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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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Ebrahimi, Kianoosh; North, Leslie A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify and assess the waste management strategies that should be priorities for higher education institutions. The role of policy instruments (i.e. purchasing policies and recycling initiatives) in implementing sustainable zero-waste management programs at higher education institutions was investigated…
Descriptors: Sanitation, Campuses, Change Strategies, Benchmarking
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Garcia, Maria Rosa; Junyent, Mercè; Fonolleda, Marta – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This study aims to contribute to the professional competency approach in Education for Sustainability (ES) from the perspective of complexity and to the assessment of these competencies. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative research process was used, which consisted of two main phases--a documentary analysis of the internationally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Competency Testing, Educational Practices
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Dumitru, Daniela Elena – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper tries to propose a pedagogical training program starting from the Romanian mandatory curriculum for higher education (HE) teachers, integrating education for sustainable development (ESD) competencies (UNECE, 2012) through infusion as a technique of curricular design dealing with cross-curricular subject integration. The…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Qualitative Research, Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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