Building Capacity for Sustainability through Curricular and Faculty Development: A Learning Outcomes Approach

  • Jennifer H. Allen Portland State University
Keywords: Higher Education, Sustainability, Faculty Development


Portland State University has made integration of sustainability across its academic programs an institutional priority. This article describes the strategies that have been used to engage faculty in developing sustainability curricula, including adopting sustainability as one of eight campus-wide learning outcomes, incorporating sustainability into the general education program, providing faculty development, and developing a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability. The article shares lessons learned and next steps planned to advance Portland State's sustainability curricula.