Global Learning for All: Educating for a Sustainable Future

The State University of New York (SUNY) has initiated a ground-breaking effort to holistically integrate the SDGs into its core activities of education, scholarship, operations, and community engagement. By building and fostering a culture of global responsibility through curricular, co-curricular, and leadership efforts, SUNY is working to evolve the global citizenship of its students while increasing the positive impact that its community of more than half a million students, faculty, and staff can have to advance the SDGs. With the planning process ongoing, SUNY is already actuating the work through operational changes and the SUNY COIL Global Commons. When education abroad was disrupted by COVID, individuals from the Global Learning for All committee quickly pulled together a group of colleagues from throughout the system to develop a virtual study abroad program anchored in advancing the SDG’s. In addition to the project-based, mentored applied learning experience offered to the first cohort in summer 2020, the Commons will support future educational programming around the SDGs by making high quality Open Educational Resource content widely available. Presenters Dr. Kristin Esterberg, President, SUNY Potsdam Tod Laursen, Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor SUNY System Administration Ryan A. McPherson, Chief Sustainability Officer, University at Buffalo Moderated by: Jonas Haertle, Special Assistant to the Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Teaching and Research (UNITAR)

Presenters

Dr. Kristin Esterberg, President, SUNY Potsdam

Tod Laursen, Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor SUNY System Administration

Ryan A. McPherson, Chief Sustainability Officer, University at Buffalo

Moderated by: Jonas Haertle, Special Assistant to the Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Teaching and Research (UNITAR)

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