Sustainability Committee

Responsibilities:

The Sustainability Committee shall inform and support the activities of other committees whose scope encompasses environmental responsibility. The Sustainability Committee shall make recommendations to the Academic Senate, as appropriate, regarding the provisions of the Talloires Declaration (AS-622-04) and the CSU Sustainability Policy. 

Charges:

  • Develop and pilot more SLOs assessments. Ongoing
  • Respond to AS-787-14
    1. Review new courses in the 2017-2019 catalog for SUSCAT.  Fall 2018
    2. Encourage faculty to teach sustainability in new and existing courses.  Ongoing
    3. Work with the CTLT to provide support for faculty seeking to teach classes involving sustainability.  Ongoing 
  • Develop procedures to identify sustainability courses in catalog and on PASS.  Fall 2018
  • Respond to 2014 CSU Sustainability Policy directives.  Ongoing
    1.  “The CSU will seek to further integrate sustainability into the academic Curriculum working within the normal campus consultative process
    2. The CSU will develop employee and student workforce skills in the green jobs industry, prompt the development of sustainable products and services, and foster economic development.”
    3. Support campus efforts to improve Cal Poly’s AASHE STARS certification credits.  Ongoing
  • Support campus efforts towards the Second Nature Climate Commitment.  Ongoing
  • Work with students to better integrate approaches to sustainability inside and outside the classroom curriculum.  Ongoing
  • Follow up the April 2017 Sustainability Charrette Action Items.  Fall 2018
    1. Define a Cal Poly statement on sustainability and integrate into the hiring process
    2. Study how Cal Poly might implement a sustainability graduation requirement
    3. Define organization and responsibilities for a Cal Poly Office of Sustainability

Meetings:

Fall Quarter 2018: At least once per quarter.

Membership:

Shall include voting General Faculty representative from each college and Professional Consultative Services. The Academic Senate Chair is an ex officio, nonvoting member.  Ex officio members shall be the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee, the Vice President for Administration and Finance or designee, the Associate Vice Provost for Programs and Planning or designee, the Director of Facilities Planning or designee, the Associate Director of Sustainable Energy and Utilities, and two ASI representatives.

2018-2019 Membership
Name Department College/Unit Office Phone Email (@calpoly.edu) Exp. Term
Bennett, Penny CLA/AssocDean Admin 62408 pkbennet Ex Officio (AcadDean)
Braun, David ElecEngr CENG 61464 dbraun 2020
Cartwright, Lauren Student ASI 61281 lncartwr Ex Officio (ASI)
Chiu, Yiwen NRES CAFES 62972 yichiu 2019
Dumars, Jeffrey FacPlang Admin 66588 jdumars Ex Officio (Dir/FacPlang)

Elliot, Dennis

FacSvcs

Admin

62090

delliot

Ex Officio (VP/Adm&Fin)

Fernsler, Jonathan

Physics CSM 62438 jfernsle 2020
Moore, Rob Student ASI 61281 rmoore30 Ex Officio (ASI)
Peters, Jason English CLA 62862 jpeter65 2020
Reich, Jonathan (CH) Arch CAED 61351 jreich 2019
Singh, Kylee Enrg&Sustain Admin 65397 klsingh Ex Officio (Mgr/Enrg&U)
Winslow, Dianna CTLT Admin 67526 diwinslo Ex Officio (VP/Prog&Plan)
VACANT   OCOB     2020
VACANT   PCS     2019*

Committee Procedures:

Description and Procedures - approved Spring 2018 (pdf)

Description and Procedures - approved 04.21.15 (pdf)

Documents:

Reports:

Click here for 2018 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2017 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2017 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2016 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2016 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2016 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2015 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2014-2015 Year-End Report (pdf)

Click here for 2015 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2014 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2013-2014 Year-end Report (pdf)

Click here for 2014 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2013 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2012-2013 Year-end Report (pdf)

Click here for 2013 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2012 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2011-2012 Year-end Report (pdf)

Click here for 2012 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2011 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2011 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2011 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2010 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2009-2010 Year-end Report (pdf)

Click here for 2010 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2009 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2008-2009 Year-End Report (pdf)

Click here for 2009 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2008 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2007-2008 Year-end Report (pdf)

Click here for 2008 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2007 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Resolutions:

AS-792-15 Resolution on Approving Assessment Process for Courses Meeting Sustainability Learning Objectives - President Armstrong acknowledged receipt and approval on May 21, 2015

AS-787-14 Resolution on Sustainability - President Armstrong acknowledged receipt on August 18, 2014

AS-734-11 Resolution on Green Campus Program - President Armstrong acknowledged receipt on June 28, 2011

AS-688-09 Resolution on Sustainability Learning Objectives - President Baker acknowledged receipt and approval on June 22, 2009

AS-653-07 Resolution on Focus the Nation - Received by President Baker on March 26, 2007

AS-642.06 Resolution on Academic Senate Bylaws Description of the Sustainability Committee - Received by President Baker on February 2, 2006

AS-622-04 Resolution on The Creation of a Standing Sustainability Committee - President Baker acknowledged receipt on July 12, 2005

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