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:

  • Review and modify committee procedures and bylaws as needed. Ongoing
  • Develop and pilot more SLOs assessments. Ongoing
  • Respond to AS-787-14. Ongoing
    1. Review new courses in the 2021-2022 catalogs for SUSCAT.
    2. Encourage faculty to teach sustainability in new and existing courses.
    3. Work with the CTLT to provide support for faculty seeking to teach classes involving sustainability. 
  • Assist Registrar to implement AS-923-21 by identifying SUSCAT courses in the catalog & Schedule Builder. Ongoing
  • 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, promote the development of sustainable products and services, and foster economic development.”
    3. Related: Coordinate with Academic Senate Executive Committee to possibly invited Erin Pearse to brief the Academic Senate on Cal Poly’s Institute for Climate Leadership and Regional Resilience. AY 2021-22
  • Support continuing campus efforts to improve Cal Poly’s AASHE STARS certification credits. Ongoing
  • Work with students to better integrate approaches to sustainability inside and outside the classroom/curriculum. Ongoing
  • Discuss with FAC sustainability in hiring and RPT policies and procedures. AY 2021-22
  • Work with students and dining services to source food from campus and local sources. AY 2021-2022
  • Work with students, WOW, and AFD to improve recycling/composting/zero waste WOW training. AY 2021-2022
  • Assist Cal Poly to implement AS-915-21 and meet Cal Poly's Carbon Neutrality Target Date. AY 2021-2022
  • Work with academic advisors to help students find sustainability courses. AY 2021-2022

Meetings:

Fall Quarter 2021: TBD

Fall Quarter meetings will be via zoom. Please contact Sarah Best for zoom information

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.

2021-2022 Membership
Name Department College/Unit Office Phone Email (@calpoly.edu) Exp. Term
Chiu, Yiwen NRM&ES CAFES 62972 yichiu 2023
Dumars, Jeffrey FacPlang Admin 66588 jdumars EO (Dir/FacPlang)

Elliot, Dennis

FacSvcs

Admin

62090

delliot

EO (VP/Adm&Fin)

Fernsler, Jonathan

Physics CSM 62438 jfernsle 2022
Kathuria, Ajay Indust Tech&Pkg OCOB 62944 akathuri 2023
Kim, Andrew Student ASI 61281 akim195 EO (ASI)
Oulton, Rebekah Civil CENG 61367 roulton 2022
Peters, Jason English CLA 62862 jpeter65 2022
Raynes, Chris Student ASI 61281 craynes EO (ASI)
Reich, Jonathan (CH) Arch CAED 61351 jreich 2023
Singh, Kylee Enrg&Sustain Admin 65397 klsingh EO (Dir/Engr,Ut&Sus)
Winslow, Dianna CTLT Admin 67526 diwinslo EO (VP/AcadProg&Plan)
Winslow, Dianna CTLT Admin 67526 diwinslo EO (AcadDean)
VACANT   PCS     2023

Committee Procedures:

Description and Procedures - approved Spring 2018 (pdf)

Description and Procedures - approved 04.21.15 (pdf)

Documents:

Reports:

Click here for 2021 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2021 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2020 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2020 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2020 Winter 2020 Report (pdf)

Click here for 2019 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2019 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2019 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

Click here for 2018 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

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-923-21 Resolution to Display Sustainability Courses in the Catalog

AS-919-21 Resolution to Divest from Fossil Fuels

AS-915-21 Resolution to Set Cal Poly's Carbon Neutrality Target Date - President Armstrong acknowledged receipt on May 17, 2021

AS-887-20 Resolution on Adding Sustainability Option to Schedule Builder - President Armstrong acknowledged receipt on February 25, 2020

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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