Management Department Meeting to Review Courses

This is only an example, for discussion at Department Meeting Jan 9 2014

Currently in the it listed these entries before the meeting:

BEFORE THE MEETING THE Courses database SHOWED THESE COURSES:

MGT 332 Human Resource Management R
MGT 375V Global Environmental Assessment and Management F
MGT 388G Leadership and Society R
MGT 448/MGT 548/ BA 448 Small Business Consulting F
MGT 685 Storytelling Consulting Doctoral Seminar R

Key: R= sustainability-Related course content in one or more modules (see definitions)

F= sustainability-Focused course content theme throughout most modules

For example in the Management Department there are “R” related courses, and “F” focused courses on sustainability in the above listing.

Obviously, the task force that reviewed the courses in FY 2012, needs, now, to go directly to meet with the Management Department and find you, what are the prerequisites, is the course offered, do the current instructors still have a sustainability focused or related content in FY 2014.

THIS IS WHAT THE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT SUSTAINABILITY OFFERINGS LOOKED LIKE AFTER A MEETING WITH ‘Greening the Curriculum’ Coordinator

MGT 332 Human Resource Management R
MGT 375V Global Environmental Assessment and Management F
MGT 388GV Leadership and Society R
MGT 448/MGT 548/ BA 448 Small Business Consulting F
MGT 449 Strategic Management R
MGT 458 International Management R
MGT 465 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management R
MGT 490 Independent Study in Sustainability Management F
MGT 590 Strategic Management R
MGT 605 Systems Theory F
MGT 685 Storytelling Consulting Doctoral Seminar R
MGT 690 Independent Study in Sustainability Management F

 

In addition on the Meeting of Jan 9 2014, the Management Department decided it would like to be considered as one of the home departments for the NMSU Sustainability Minor. Plus an online course would be offered yearly MGT 375V that was on the books but had not been taught since 2005. The Department Head agreed that he could do Advising on the Minor, and recommended that STAR Audit get set up for this purpose. Finally, the department had many excellent recommendations of Measures/Targets, including ways to prorate the energy savings according to firm size, and ideas on a competition in energy savings between colleges (comparing energy savings in their buildings, recycling efforts, etc.) with prizes offered.

On Jan 15, I met with Associate Dean Liz Ellis and submitted this for the catalogue revisions. It may not make it into this cycle, however, it lets us move forward to develop it into the STARS Audit students use in declaring minors:

A minor in sustainable development is available for students who want to include sustainable development in their academic training. The minor includes a minimum of 18 credit hours from the following: MGT 375V, MGT 388V, MGT 448 or BA 448, MGT 449, MGT 458, MGT 465, MGT 490.

DEFINITIONS

Sustainability-focused courses concentrate on the concept of sustainability, including its socio-cultural, economic, and environmental dimensions, or examine an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens. To be considered sustainability-focused, the course should include three or more of the sustainability educational objectives listed below.

Sustainability-related courses incorporate sustainability as a distinct course component or module, or concentrate on a single sustainability principle or issue. To be considered sustainability-related, a course should include one or more of the sustainability educational objectives listed below.


Sustainability Educational Objectives:
In order to determine whether or not a course has this goal in mind, it is useful to ask whether or not a given course will help students to achieve one or more of the following.
1. Understand and be able to effectively communicate the concept of sustainability.
2. Develop and use an ethical perspective in which they explain how sustainability relates to their lives and values, and how their actions impact issues of sustainability.
3. Become aware of and explain how economy, society, culture, energy, and the environment are interrelated, making connections between their chosen course of study and sustainability.
4. Develop technical skills or expertise necessary to implement sustainable solutions.
5. Explain the ways in which sustainable thinking and decision-making contributes to the process of creating solutions for current and emerging social, environmental, and economic crises.
6. Apply concepts of sustainability locally (e.g. to change daily habits and consumption patterns) and globally by engaging in the challenges and solutions of sustainability in a world context.
7. Synthesize understanding of the interconnections among social, cultural, economic, energy, and environmental systems and reason holistically.

For more definitions see Greening the Curriculum definitions page.