Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Sustainability in the Curriculum

sustainability curriculumAs a polytechnic university, Cal Poly has long made sustainability a centerpiece of its educational purpose. That dedication is reflected in the campus's Sustainability Learning Objectives (SLOs) articulated as essential educational components for all students in all majors. Momentum is building on campus, as evidenced by achieving a STARS Silver Rating in 2017 from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This page assembles the various programs and services that CTLT offers campus educators in support of enhancing and expanding sustainability across the curriculum in support of the SLOs and continued pursuit of advanced STARS ratings.

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshops

By Request

Are you an instructor who is interested in teaching sustainability concepts in your classroom but need help identifying methods? These highly interactive workshops are for folks who want to learn more about the Sustainability Student Learning Outcomes and ways to infuse them into coursework. These workshops are interdisciplinary and introductory. 

Learn more: Sustainability Across the Curriculum page

Quick Qualify Workshops


These workshops are interdisciplinary and intermediate with the purpose of helping you review and update your syllabus so that it qualifies for inclusion in the SUSCAT. They are designed to guide language revisions in course documents so that they more accurately reflect the way that the courses have already incorporated sustainability. This will not only communicate to students the role of sustainability in the courses but also allow each to contribute to Cal Poly's overall status on the AASHE ratings.

Learn more: Quick Qualify Workshop page 


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