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Special Issue "Design and Implementation of Sustainability Programs in Higher Education"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017).
Department of Environmental Studies, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry , State University of New York, 416 Marshall Hall, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NYU 13210, USA
Interests: Wetland assessment and management; Landscape management policy; Public participation and decision-making; Sustainable development; eco-tourism; biosphere reserve management; Energy sustainability planning and implementation
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Prof. Michael A. Reiter
Department of Integrated Environmental Science Bethune-Cookman University 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32724, USA
Interests: integrated (scientific and social) resource management and risk assessment; supradisciplinary environmental pedagogy (program and course design); environmental science; aquatic ecology
Prof. Will J. Focht
Department of political science, Oklahoma State University, 228 Murray Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
Interests: sustainability education; stakeholder participation; environmental policy; conflict management; watershed planning
This Special Issue will focus on the theoretical groundings and practical implementation of systems-based sustainability curriculum design and social learning approaches within higher education around the world. The Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems (SHES) approach (See Reiter et al. 2011 and 2012) is one that stresses 1) systems thinking, 2) holism, 3) supradisciplinarity, 4) revealing complexity, and 5) a systematic approach to learning. Other forms of sustainability courses, curricula and programs have been proposed—mostly from North America, Europe, Australia and Japan—but few have been tested via viability assessment and/or via learning outcomes and skill attainment. This Special Issue will encompass critical foundations, applications, and administrative aspects of the design and implementation of such programs within a variety of institutional contexts.
Prof. Richard C. Smardon
Prof. Michael A. Reiter
Prof. Will J. Focht
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- sustainability education
- curricula and program design
- systems based