Diversity & Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures
Diversity Innovations Institutional Leadership and Commitment
Diversity Digest Volume 8, Number 3

Diversity Digest
Volume 8,
Number 3
(2005)

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Curricular Transformation
Shared Futures: Global Learning and Social Responsibility
Recasting Religious Studies at Beloit College
Hybrid Student Identities: A Resource
for Global Learning
Global Education Continuum—
Four Phases
New Global Studies Degree Combines Liberal Arts and Preprofessional Disciplines
Globalizing the Curriculum
Campus-Community Involvement
Student Civic Engagement at Home
and Abroad
Looking Within to See the World
Institutional Leadership
Shared Futures? The Interconnections
of Global and U.S. Diversity
Connecting the Global and the Local: The Experience of Arcadia University
Partnership in Education for a Sustainable Future
Student Experience
Engaging Diversity on the Homogeneous Campus: The Power
of Immersion Experiences
Resources
Crossing Borders: Interdisciplinary Centers and Global Learning
Resources for Shared Futures
Research
The Curricular Disconnect
 

Partnership in Education for a Sustainable Future

To coincide with the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) recently announced the launch of a historic partnership. Together, these two organizations will act as a catalyst and incubator for new ideas, campus-based innovations, research, and collaborations to advance student and campus commitments to sustainable development. “Bringing together the resources, experience, and perspectives of these two organizations will help move this urgent work forward in exciting ways,” said ULSF Senior Fellow Debra Rowe, who is facilitating the partnership.

AAC&U is entering into the partnership as part of its Shared Futures: Global Learning and Social Responsibility initiative. Shared Futures emphasizes the need to provide students with the knowledge and commitment to be socially responsible citizens in a diverse democracy and interconnected world, while sustainable development envisions a world that emerges at the intersection of a strong economy, flourishing environment, and healthy society.

“Taking global learning seriously means engaging students with the most pressing intellectual, ethical, and civic questions of our time,” notes AAC&U Senior Vice President Caryn McTighe Musil. “In exploring education for sustainable development we hope to demonstrate the relevance of liberal education to the real-world challenges we all face in the twenty-first century.”

For more information about the partnership, contact either Kevin Hovland at AAC&U (Hovland@aacu.org) or Debra Rowe at ULSF (dgrowe@oaklandcc.edu).

Questions, comments, and suggestions regarding Diversity & Democracy should be directed to Kathryn Peltier Campbell at campbell@aacu.org.
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