In 2012, Provost Lon Kaufman and Vice-Chancellor for Administrative Services Mark Donovan initiated a Sustainability Strategic Thinking Process (SST) aimed at setting the stage for making sustainability the lens through which all of the university’s activities—including teaching, research, processes, operations, and community work—will eventually operate. This process has approached sustainability as a holistic concept that resonates with the definition put forth by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), which includes “human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations.” The latest Summary Document of the SST Process can be found here.
As the last stage in the process before completing the report this coming
summer, all faculty, staff, and students
are invited to attend a Stakeholder Focus Group during the month of March.
These will facilitate the discussion of Research, Economic Development,
Teaching & Learning, Community Engagement and Campus Climate as these focus
areas relate to Sustainability at UIC. Here is a complete list of these
meetings and the date/time & location where they will be held.
Economic Development: Thursday,
March 13th – 1:00 – 2:30p, Room 213 SCW
Research: Thursday, March 13th
– 3:00 – 4:30p, Room 213 SCW
Teaching & Learning: Thursday,
March 20th – 1:00 – 2:30p, Room 110 CUPPA Hall
Community Engagement: Monday, March
31st – 1:00 – 2:30p, Room 603 SCE
Campus Climate: Monday, March 31st
– 3:00 – 4:30p, Room 603 SCE
We encourage you to attend the event which most closely relates to your role on
campus. Although walk-in attendees will be welcome, we do encourage you to RSVP
– please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name, contact info, and which Focus Group you will be attending.
We look forward to meeting with you about Campus Sustainability!