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Town Hall Meeting May 6 & 7, 2013


Welcome Gary Dirks Director

Chris Boone

Dean, School of Sustainability

Rob Melnick

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer


Governance


Governance Board of Directors for Sustainability @ ASU

Executive Steering Group for Sustainability @ ASU

OKED

Provost

GIOS Directorate Deans Council

Director

Development

Executive Director, COO

Research Units and

School of Sustainability

Proposal Development

Chief of Staff

Finances/ HR

Communications & Marketing

Informatics

Dean (SOS)

Public Events/ Outreach

Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

K-12

Sustainable Cities Network

Sustainability Scientists

Sustainable Business Practices


Vision for Sustainability @ ASU “ASU is a leader in the global movement to address the enduring challenges of sustainability: promoting human prosperity and well being for all, while protecting and enhancing the earth’s life support systems. By extending the academic tradition to include all ASU units and working with external partners, we educate, discover solutions and implement practices that will help people drive the transition to a sustainable world.�


GIOS Mission Articulate and exemplify ASU’s university-wide commitment to sustainability Actively support and encourage ASU units and their partners in the teaching, learning, and discovery of sustainability Implement, extend, share and promote sustainable practices locally, nationally, globally Connect scientists, scholars, humanists, engineers, technologists, policymakers, business leaders, students and communities to enhance the capacity to address challenges of sustainability


What is a Sustainability Scientist/Scholar? A designated member of the professional ASU community (faculty, researcher, or staff) whose work (research, teaching, publications and/or public service) contributes to the attainment of ASU's vision for sustainability. Sustainability scientists and scholars help define, operationalize and advance sustainability science as a domain.


GIOS Ambassador Program Help Board members learn about ASU’s sustainability initiatives. Increase Board members direct involvement in GIOS and the university. Benefit individual ASU ambassadors by building relationships with leaders with similar interests.


Assessment Purpose Why Second Nature? Methodology


Accomplishments Visible national leader Impact on higher education Scope and commitment Number of students educated Innovations


Challenges Cultural impediments Communicating GIOS’ role University-wide sustainability education Governance structure Research focus


SOS Update SOS Focus Mission and Vision Statements 5 year review


Next Steps


Q&A

Town Hall - May 2013  

Presentation from the Global Institute of Sustainability Town Hall meeting held May 2013

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