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Curriculum (Ongoing)


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is constantly striving to improve the education of its students.  Through the efforts and contributions of many individuals, several opportunities were identified for integrating sustainability into our education mission.

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A preliminary set of learning outcomes regarding sustainability has been developed for every Illinois graduate.  These learning outcomes are designed to better prepare students for leadership and citizenship as society responds to climate change. Every Illinois student will acquire practical knowledge of how food, water, energy, and material goods affect human societies and ecosystems over time. Whatever their chosen discipline, each student will graduate with competencies relevant to sustainability. 

The education task force has prepared an assessment of current course offerings in order to determine what gaps exist in sustainability education.  Subsequently, we will seek to fill in those gaps to provide the necessary opportunities for students to achieve the learning outcomes. Sustainability has been acknowledged as a theme among discovery courses (first year).  In 2010, the Office of Sustainability offered the first curriculum workshop (The Prairie Project) where participants discovered ways to enhance their courses or develop new courses to include sustainability topics.

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Project Team

  • Project Leader:

    Stephanie Lage


  • Proposed February 1, 2010
    Proposed by Stephanie Lage
    Approved April 1, 2010
    Approved by Richard Warner
    Started May 24, 2010
    Started by Barbara Minsker


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