Exploring the ambiguity: what faculty leaders really think of sustainability in higher education

Tarah Wright, Naomi Horst
  • International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, April 2013, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/14676371311312905

Faculty Leader Conceptualization of Sustainability in Higher Education

What is it about?

This paper explores how faculty leaders across Canada conceptualize Sustainability in Higher Education, including the role universities should play, definitions of sustainability, barriers and opportunities for the future.

Why is it important?

There are few studies that explore the conceptualizations of sustainability, what constitutes a “sustainable university” and what role universities should play in achieving sustainability held by major stakeholders, including faculty leaders. Higher education scholars share a reasonably common understanding of these concepts, but if universities are accountable for creating a sustainable future, all university stakeholders too must share a common understanding. This paper attempts to make a cont

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