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ISCN 2016: Working Group 3 Debrief


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Working Group 3: Integration of Research, Teaching and Facilities

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ISCN 2016: Working Group 3 Debrief

  1. 1. ISCN 2016: WG3 Integration of Research, Teaching and Facilities
  2. 2. Agenda Presentations (10 min each = 30 min) • Eddi Omrcen, University of Gothenburg • Davis Bookhart, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology • Maria Alessandra Woolson, University of Vermont • Giorgia Silvestri, Rootability • Thomas Block, Ghent University
  3. 3. Working Group 3: Integration of research, teaching, facilities & outreach Principle 3 of the ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter To align the organization’s core mission with sustainable development, facilities, research, and education should be linked to create a “living laboratory” for sustainability. ISCN 2016
  4. 4. Question posed to group Sustainability skills and competencies: How is your organization integrating ‘sustainability’ on campus to develop skills and impart guidance to faculty, staff and students? ISCN 2016
  5. 5. Key issues discussed ISCN 2015 1. Sustainability curriculum development - how to measure the development of a “sustainability aware student”? - criteria for labeling: not being just green - liberal arts model - students-driven program 2. Sustainability skills / competencies - what skills are relevant to job market? - both companies and students value soft skills. 3. Living laboratory - definition and conceptualization of Living lab. - problem framing and stakeholder involvement