Embedding Sustainable Development Goals into the Curriculum

The tag line for the Mason Impact program at George Mason University (GMU) is: “Mason Impacts Students. Students Impact the World.” Join us as we discuss how this undergraduate initiative at George Mason University has promoted intentional and connected curriculum through high impact practices. A central goal of the program is preparing students to tackle global questions and challenges through curricular and co-curricular experiences. We will focus on examples such as GMU’s Curriculum Impact Grants (CIGs), how we are exploring integrating SDG goals into our general education program, and the creation of minors that focus on a single SDG.


Jesse Guessford, Associate Director of Undergraduate Education, George Mason University

Bethany Usher, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, George Mason University

Kristen Wright, Director of Community Engagement and Civic Learning, George Mason University

Moderated by: Lynn Durham, Vice President of Institute Relations, Georgia Institute of Technology