Academic Resources for Sustainability

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ACPA Student Learning Outcomes for Sustainability: Assessment Materials Guidebook

This guidebook is built upon a framework of student learning outcomes developed by the ACPA Sustainability Task Force and published in the Monograph, Toward a Sustainable Future: The Role of Student Affairs in Creating Healthy Environments, Social Justice, and Strong Economies. Therefore, the assessment tools in this guidebook focus on one piece of the sustainability puzzle — student learning — and should be used to complement the assessment of operation and program effectiveness.

AASHE Campus Sustainability Hub

The Campus Sustainability Hub (Hub) is an online resource library from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The Hub provides access to thousands of valuable resources for campus sustainability practitioners, enabling AASHE members to share and learn about all aspects of sustainability in higher education. Users can find what they need through filter, sort and search functions and enhanced browsing. Resources are organized by sustainability topic (e.g., curriculum, public engagement, energy, investment) and content type (e.g., academic program, case study, conference presentation, photograph).

Bibliography: Educating for Sustainability

Organized by Ashwani Vasishth, Associate Professor of Environmental Planning, Director, Master of Arts In Sustainability Studies. July 2010

Canvas Idea Book

After signing into Canvas, you can access the Idea Book under the organizations tab.

CSUEB Intitutional Learning Outcomes

Find various rubrics and resources on the Sustainability ILOs.

CSUEB Sustainability LibGuide

The LibGuide tabs guide users to find resources for learning about sustainability-related resources and topics.  

Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS)

This site provides a range of resources including “resources by discipline” and “resources that cross disciplines.” The “resources by discipline” section provides lists of publications available online about incorporating sustainability into different disciplines.

The Journal of Sustainability Education

JSE serves as a forum for academics and practitioners to share, critique, and promote research, practices, and initiatives that foster the integration of economic, ecological, and socio-cultural dimensions of sustainability within formal and non-formal educational contexts.

Lane Community College: Sustainability in Curriculum Resources

In 2008, Lane Community College was awarded an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Education Grant to provide training and resources for instructors for the purpose of providing the instructors with the ability to infuse sustainability concepts into their courses. These resources can be used by instructors interested in learning more about infusing sustainability into their curriculum.

Learning and Teaching Sustainability

This site represents a community of Australian tertiary educators that is supported by the Australian Government. They aim to provide information on sustainability courses in tertiary institutions in Australia and to share innovative sustainability teaching materials.

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF)

LSF helps educators engage students in addressing the complex economic, social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. The site includes professional development tools, lesson plans and materials to implement transformative learning.

Office of Sustainability Book and Documentary List

The Office of Sustainability has compiled a Book and Documentary list. 

Resources for Understanding & Teaching Sustainability from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

This searchable database includes academic publications, news articles, reports, videos, and websites, developed by the University of Wisconsin.


  • Using Rubrics to Assess Student Knowledge Related to Sustainability by Rosalyn Mckeown, Ph.D.

Sustainability Education Framework: Western Washington University

This document outlines a framework to assist in integrating sustainability across the curriculum in higher education. It attempts to articulate a clear vision for sustainability education that is specific enough to help newcomers to the field while being open enough to include multiple perspectives and approaches.

Sustainability Improves Student Learning (SISL)

SISL is a group of academic associations and disciplinary societies working to increase students’ learning in undergraduate courses and better prepare them for the 21st-century challenges relating to environmental challenges and climate change. The site provides teaching resources to incorporate sustainability across disciplines.

Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future

This is UNESCO programme for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. It provides professional development for student, teachers, curriculum developers, education policy makers, and authors of educational materials.

Ten Ways to Integrate Sustainability in the Curriculum

Integrating sustainability into the curriculum is becoming THE challenge for sustainability influencers at colleges and universities as green buildings and recycling programs become matter of course and the classroom becomes the true battleground for change. Here are some ways that sustainability can be integrated into the curriculum to help build ecological awareness for students, staff, and faculty. Authored by Clara Changxin Fang, Sustainability and Campus Planning Manager at Towson University.