Strategy 6.0 Teaching and Learning
These solutions will help UIC integrate sustainability in teaching, learning and research as part of the recommendations of the UIC Climate Commitments and of the report To Green and Beyond: Excellence in Sustainability. Read the full report, including how we decided on the teaching and learning solutions in the full Climate Action Implementation Plan.
6.1 Develop Sustainability-Related Curriculum
Solution 6.1.1 Sustainability Course Rubric
UIC will develop a sustainability course rubric, facilitated by the assistance of Graduate Assistant to assist students in identifying sustainability-related courses. This rubric would centralize and better advertise offerings and – imminently – degrees. It would be required that departments utilize the rubric, and subsequently, existing courses would be cross-listed.
Solution 6.1.2 Sustainability-Related Courses for General Education Credit
Solution 6.1.3 Interdisciplinary Sustainability Majors, Minors, and Certificates
Solution 6.1.4 Faculty Expertise
6.2 Enhance Sustainability-Related Co-Curricular Activity
6.2.1 Learning Opportunities
Besides a steady institutional funding for successful on-going sustainability-related co-curricular programs at UIC, education signage should be included for every capital project that can utilize the talents of UIC faculty, staff, and student innovation. This concept should be integrated into the campus vision as described in the Master Plan.