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Appendix D Workshop Agendas This appendix provides the agendas of the committee’s three public work- shops, from which they gathered input for the recommendations issued in this report. Summaries of the three workshops are available at http://www.nap.edu/. The first workshop was held December 7, 2018, at the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in Austin, Texas. This workshop was structured as a series of interactive discussions composed of trainers (faculty and other educators) and end users (public- and private-sector employers)—first in two separate groups and then in plenary. They considered such issues as best practices, trends, and gaps related to sustainability education. At the second workshop, held February 13, 2019, at the National Academies in Washington, D.C., a similar set of breakout and plenary discussions took place. In addition, Rod Parnell, professor of geology and environmental science, Northern Arizona University, made a keynote presentation about current practices and advances in sustainability education with an emphasis on key competencies. The third workshop took place January 24, 2020, at the University of Cali- fornia, Santa Cruz. The committee structured this workshop around a series of panels consisting of students and recent alumni, end users, and educators. In ad- dition, a member of the staff of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) spoke about a current legislative initiative around sustainability education. 137

138 APPENDIX D Workshop 1, December 7, 2018 STRENGTHENING SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS AND CURRICULA AT THE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVELS Workshop Agenda The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation 1300 Guadalupe, Suite 250 Austin, TX 8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcome remarks and kickoff • Chair Anne Kapuscinski welcomes the attendees and frames their work • Marilu Hastings from the Mitchell Foundation dis- cusses their support for this project • Chair Anne Kapuscinski provides context for the day’s activities 9:00 am – 10:00 am Breakout Session 1 • Participants break out into 2 groups, representing either “Trainer Perspectives” or “End User Perspec- tives”; session moderated by committee members 10:00 am – 10:15 am Break 10:15 am – 11:00 am  Report out from Breakout Session 1 and Group Discussion 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Session 2 • Participants break out into 2 mixed groups; session moderated by committee members 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Break 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Report out from Breakout Session 2 and Group Discussion 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Whole group discussion with new questions 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Final discussion and closing remarks 3:30pm Workshop adjourns

APPENDIX D 139 Workshop 2, February 13, 2019 STRENGTHENING SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS AND CURRICULA AT THE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVELS Workshop Agenda The National Academy of Sciences 2101 Constitution Avenue Washington, D.C. 9:00 am – 9:30 am Welcome remarks and kickoff • Board Director Tom Rudin welcomes participants and kicks off the workshop • Chair Anne Kapuscinski welcomes the attendees and provides context for the day’s activities 9:30 am – 10:30 am Breakout Session 1 • Participants break out into 3–4 groups, representing either “Trainer Perspectives” or “End User Perspec- tives”; session moderated by committee members 10:30 am – 10:45 am Break 10:45 am – 11:30 am  Report out from Breakout Session 1 and Group Discussion 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Breakout Session 2 • Participants break out into 3–4 mixed groups; session moderated by committee members 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Break 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Report out from Breakout Session 2 and Group Discussion 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Whole group discussion with new questions 3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Presentation: Current Practices and Advances  Rod Parnell, Ph.D., Professor of Geology and Environmental Science, Northern Arizona University 4:15 pm Workshop adjourns

140 APPENDIX D Workshop 3, January 24, 2020 STRENGTHENING SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS AND CURRICULA AT THE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVELS Workshop Agenda Seymour Marine Discovery Center 100 McAllister Way Santa Cruz, CA 95060 8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:00 am Opening remarks • Katharyne Mitchell, Ph.D., Dean of Social Sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz • Chair Anne Kapuscinski welcomes the attendees and provides context for the study 9:15 am –10:30 am Panel 1 – Perspectives from Sustainability Students and Alumni  Discuss experiences, challenges, and opportunities in sustainability education programs • Natalie Arora (B.A.), Susa Ventures • Rafid Shidqi (M.S. Student), Coastal Science and Policy, UC Santa Cruz • Angela Xiong (M.A.), Ascent Environmental • Leehi Yona (Ph.D. Student), Stanford University • Casey Zweig, (M.S. Student), Wells Fargo Fellow in Coastal Science and Policy, UC Santa Cruz 10:30 am – 10:45 am Break 10:45 am – 12:00 pm Panel 2 – Perspectives from End Users  Discuss the sustainability skills and competencies valued by hiring organizations • Kelly Damewood, Chair, California Certified Organic Farmers • Mike Mielke, Senior Vice President, Silicon Valley Leadership Group • Harold Mitchell, Founder and CEO, ReGenesis • Alvaro Sanchez, Environmental Equity Director, The Greenlining Institute

APPENDIX D 141 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Discussion on Current Sustainability Education Legislation  Discuss relevant federal legislation for supporting sustainability programs in higher education. • David Caruolo, Legislative Assistant to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Panel 3 – Perspectives from Faculty  Discuss the sustainability skills and competencies valued in the research and academic community, as well as ideas for strengthening sustainability programs • Bill Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development, and Chair, International and Global Affairs Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University • Kristi Kremers, Director of Graduate and Faculty Leadership Programs, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota • Pamela Matson, Goldman Professor in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University • Yuwei Shi, Professor of Strategic Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies • Erika Zavaleta, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Higher Partnerships with Local Communities • David Palter, Workforce Development Director, Sili- con Valley Leadership Group 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Plenary discussion and final remarks 2:45 pm Workshop adjourns

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Over the past decade there has been a growing interest in sustainability education in colleges and universities across the United States, with a marked increase in the number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, research institutes, and centers focused on sustainability. Evidence-based core competencies for interdisciplinary sustainability programs can provide suitable guidance for curricular and program development, research, policy, communication, and pedagogical approaches at academic institutions. They can also serve as a guide for students to select academic programs and potential career options, a reference for employers to understand qualifications of graduates, and the foundation for a potential specialized accreditation for interdisciplinary sustainability programs. The growing demand for well-qualified sustainability professionals within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors also points to the value of developing core competencies.

Strengthening Sustainability Programs and Curricula at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels provides expert insights for strengthening the emerging discipline of sustainability in higher education in the United States. This report describes the local, national, and global landscape related to sustainability education; examines the history and current status of sustainability education programs in the United States and globally; discusses employment prospects for sustainability graduates in terms of the opportunities and the skills that employers seek; and addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion in sustainability-related education and employment.

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