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Casado-Aranda, Luis-Alberto; Caeiro, Sandra Sofia; Trindade, Jorge; Paço, Arminda; Lizcano Casas, David; Landeta, Ana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Universities are continually transforming its structure and governance in response to the new social, environmental and economic challenges. Particularly, there has recently been a growing academic interest for measuring sustainable practices of higher education institutions (HEI) aiming to monitor and reduce their carbon emissions, as…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Open Universities, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Perbandt, Daniela; Heinelt, Marie-Sophie; Bacelar-Nicolau, Paula; Mapar, Mahsa; Caeiro, Sandra Sofia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Distance universities are of great importance for establishing sustainability literacy, as they operate as multipliers for thousands of students. However, despite several advantages of e-learning environments compared to traditional class-teaching, there are still challenges regarding suitable e-learning tools and didactical models. The…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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Flórez-Parra, Jesús Mauricio; Lopez-Perez, Maria Victoria; López Hernández, Antonio M.; Garde Sánchez, Raquel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the internal and external factors related to the disclosure of environmental information in universities which reflect the actions carried out in these universities. Design/methodology/approach: Taking as reference the first 200 universities in the Shanghai ranking, several factors associated with…
Descriptors: Disclosure, Governance, Universities, Reputation
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Ojedokun, Oluyinka – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: In researching into workplace pro-environmental behaviors, there is sparse evidence on self-construals with dimensions of organizational citizenship behavior for the environment (OCBE), particularly among university employees. To fill this gap, the purpose of the study is to investigate the associations of self-construals with eco-civic…
Descriptors: Universities, School Personnel, Sustainability, Self Concept
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Salovaara, Janne J.; Soini, Katriina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to expand the competence-led structuring and understanding of sustainability education by analysing the practices of professional individuals who have completed university education geared to the development of sustainability change-makers. Design/methodology/approach: The research scope was initially on…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Professionalism, Competence, Sustainable Development
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Migliorini, Paola; Wezel, Alexander; Veromann, Eve; Strassner, Carola; Srednicka-Tober, Dominika; Kahl, Johannes; Bügel, Susanne; Briz, Teresa; Kazimierczak, Renata; Brives, Hélène; Ploeger, Angelika; Gilles, Ute; Lüder, Vanessa; Schleicher-Deis, Olesa; Rastorgueva, Natalia; Tuccillo, Fabio; Talgre, Liina; Kaart, Tanel; Ismael, Diana; Rembialkowska, Ewa – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: To clarify needs and requests of the young generation to the contemporary and future education on food systems, this paper aims to examine the following issues: students' background knowledge, students' behaviour as consumers and food citizenship, most interesting topics of SFS for students and students' preferences and expectations in…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Expectation, Sustainable Development, Food
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Speer, James Hardy; Sheets, Virgil; Kruger, Tina M.; Aldrich, Stephen Peter; McCreary, Nicholas – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess environmental concern at a Midwest university, analyze trends in concern over time and determine the effect of the development of a campus sustainability office. Design/methodology/approach: A multi-question survey was administered through peer-to-peer recruitment from an undergraduate environmental…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Sustainability, Undergraduate Students
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Orr, Madeleine; McCullough, Brian P.; Pelcher, Jamee – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Given greater awareness of environmental issues and the acceleration of climate change, universities are increasingly requiring undergraduate students to complete coursework in environmental issues. Research has shown that environmental courses hosted in science departments can be too challenging for students with no science background.…
Descriptors: Athletics, Transformative Learning, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Wodika, Alicia B.; Middleton, Wendi K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This study identified the attitudes and behaviors of college students regarding their advocacy for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Specifically, perceptions of climate change were assessed and advocacy activities were identified for climate change and/or other topics. Design/methodology/approach: Using convenience sampling,…
Descriptors: Climate, Advocacy, Correlation, Student Empowerment
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Anholon, Rosley; Rampasso, Izabela Simon; Silva, Diogo A. L.; Leal Filho, Walter; Quelhas, Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Considering the requirements of sustainable development regarding professionals training and the challenges evidenced during Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, this study aims to contribute to the debates regarding the need to insert sustainability into engineering education in the current context. Design/methodology/approach: For…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Engineering Education, Sustainable Development
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Moqbel, Shadi; Abu-Zurayk, Rund; Bozeya, Ayat; Alsisan, Raed; Al Bawab, Abeer – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This study sought to assess the process of initiating a sustainable recycling program at the University of Jordan. It illustrates the potentials of recycling, perceived awareness of recycling by the students and staff, as well as challenges to a sustainable waste recycling program. This study aims to identify the barriers and challenges…
Descriptors: Recycling, Universities, Foreign Countries, Sanitation
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Saqib, Zulkaif Ahmed; Zhang, Qingyu; Ou, Jin; Saqib, Khubaib Ahmad; Majeed, Salman; Razzaq, Amar – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This study aims to determine the current state of implementation and effectiveness of education for sustainable development (ESD) in Pakistani higher education institutions (HEIs) using students' and teachers' perceptions of sustainability. Design/methodology/approach: A survey on teachers and students was conducted in public and private…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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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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White, Stacey Swearingen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: College and university campuses serve as a vital test bed for sustainability solutions of various types. To date, though, campus sustainability efforts have focused more on the environmental and economic aspects of sustainability, with less attention to its social aspects. This paper aims to draw on a study of student food insecurity to…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Social Justice, College Environment
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Ferguson, Therese; Roofe, Carmel Geneva – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this case study is to focus on the role of higher education in the realisation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, discussing both challenges and opportunities. Drawing on the example of The University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Education (SOE) (Mona Campus in Jamaica), this paper illustrates how higher…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Role of Education
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