Today and tomorrow, RU Professor of Sustainability Studies Mike Bryson is attending the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference, held this year in Los Angeles. This is the biggest and most diverse gathering of its kind in the US (if not the world) and brings together faculty from all academic disciplines, graduate and undergraduate students, sustainability coordinators, campus operations administrators, and others to explore every conceivable aspect of sustainability in our colleges and universities.
Given that AASHE sprung into being as recently as 2006, the size and diversity of this annual gathering and the remarkable resources of the association in general are testament to the growing significance of sustainability in higher education’s curricular innovations and physical operations.
Today Bryson participates in a roundtable session on teaching introductory sustainability courses, where he will discuss his experiences designing and teaching SUST 210 The Sustainable Future here at RU. For more on the roundtable, see his faculty blog post on the conference.