Learning and Teaching - What You Can Do

Action plan

Staff contribution to sustainability in curriculum

We’re all committed to ensuring our students succeed in life and work after they graduate from Charles Sturt. The Sustainable Practices hub with thin the Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLO's) is one of nine dimensions that will equip students with the knowledge, skills and capacity to apply themselves to challenges that employers and the wider community face today and into the future.

All of our graduates will understand how their decisions can compound current challenges or actively contribute to global and local sustainability. Together, we‘ll live up to the Wiradjuri phrase, 'yindyamarra winhanganha' (the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in).

As a staff member:

  • visit the Sustainable Practices resources hub, which will guide you on how to integrate sustainability into courses
  • make an appointment with a mentor to explore specific approaches for your course
  • discuss sustainability in curriculum with your colleagues, and share good practices and learning resources
  • provide an enriching learning experience for students by implementing examples of good practices from Charles Sturt University’s campuses and within our regional communities
  • take a look at these short film resources [doc 17kb]
  • complete the GLO Sustainable Practices ELMO training module to include sustainability into your curriculum (below)
  • Take a look at the finalist video for the Australasian 2019 Green Gown Awards for Learning Teaching and Skills that demonstrates the value of sustainable practices within the Graduate Learning Outcomes

ELMO training module - GLO: Sustainable Practices

Designed in early 2020 this online module aims to increase awareness and understanding about how to embed sustainability into curriculum amongst Educational Designers, all course Directors, staff involved in Smart Learning and on course committees.

This short course covers how to clearly express the Graduate Leaning Outcomes in subject profiles and integrate it with the other education and design technologies (e.g. CASIMS and course space).  It will provide an outline of:

  • what is sustainability
  • the relevant sections of Charles Sturt University’s Attributes Policy and its Course Design Policy;
  • the ‘expectations’ TEQSA has in regard to graduate attributes.

The module guides:

  • subject convenors about including a GLO in a subject;
  • Course Directors & Educational Designers on how to clearly express the GLOs in subject profiles and CASIMS documentation; &
  • members of courses committees and reviewers of subject outliners about quality assurance.

Additional resources can be found on the Resource Hub on the GLO website including course design resources; subject level materials; quality assurance guides; and pathways to further assistance.

Student involvement in sustainability in curriculum

As a student:

  • Contact Sustainability at Charles Sturt to discuss potential student projects or internships, where you’ll work on real-world sustainability challenges
  • Identify professional development outside of the university, such as sustainability-themed conferences, then contact Sustainability at Charles Sturt to discuss how we might support your participation in these.
  • Find out more about how the STRIVE program can also gain you credits for any work on sustainability initiatives
  • Charles Sturt University Student Giselle Crowther developed animation video of Charles Sturt Flagship species in 2018.