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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date June 15, 2017
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Cleveland State University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master of Arts in Environmental Studies

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Master of Arts in Environmental Studies degree at the Levin College of Urban Affairs is part of a campus-wide interdisciplinary initiative that offers students in environmental studies, environmental science and environmental engineering the opportunity to interact and learn in a cross-disciplinary setting.

The Master of Arts in Environmental Studies Program prepares students for careers in environmental policy and management while providing students with a broad, interdisciplinary course of study. Developing and managing human institutions, organizations and behaviors that restore, protect, and sustain the environment requires careful study of both natural and human systems and their interdependence. This task is at the core of an environmental studies degree program.

Curricular Goals
1. Students will have a core knowledge base in biology, environmental physics, and environmental engineering
2. Students will understand the institutional and organizational context in which environmental policies and decisions are made and implemented through law, regulation, and administrative and financial practices
3. Students will understand the processes of public policy decision making, including the links between scientific research and environmental policy and inter-organizational relationships
4. Students will be able to design a policy-based applied research project, collect and analyze scientific and other data using electronic technology, and pursue
results using a variety of methods and techniques relevant for environmental policy and management;
5. Students will be able to specialize in public decision making-related domains positively affecting the environment


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
J.D. M.S. IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PROGRAM

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

The combined curriculum leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Environmental Science is designed to permit the student to complete both degrees over four years instead of the five years that would normally be required to complete the two degrees separately.

The Juris Doctor requirements are fulfilled by the completion of 80 credit hours of work in the College of Law, including all required courses and 10 semester credit hours from courses cross-listed with the College of Science (Thesis Course), 2-3 credits from a Technical Writing Course (ENG 509 in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences), and one additional course taken in the College of Science. The Master of Science in Environmental Science requirements are fulfilled by the completion of the following: 1) 24 credit hours of course work, including all required courses, concentration electives and field experience from courses in the College of Science, any required interdisciplinary core competency courses (2-3 credits of Technical Writing, e.g. ENG 509, and 3 credits from a course in Environmental Technology taken in the College of Engineering), and 3 credits from a course in Environmental Law taken in the College of Law, and 2) 8 semester credit hours for a Thesis project (EVS/BIO 691/695), bringing the minimum total number of credits required for the MSES degree to 32.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering degree is offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Washkewicz College of Engineering. This program represents the engineering component of the cross-disciplinary, environmental academic studies program at Cleveland State University.

Although this program is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, non-engineering graduates also can take advantage of this program.

Faculty research and publications reflect areas in which students may conduct their theses or project investigations. Faculty research areas include adsorption, waste-site remediation, pollution prevention, green manufacturing, industrial waste treatment, brownfields, air-pollutant control, biological treatment processes, waste recycle and reuse, solid-waste engineering, physiochemical treatment processes, soil decontamination, combustion-process emissions, energy conversions, risk assessment, environmental policy, and real-time environmental monitoring.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

Master of Science in Environmental Science

The Master of Science degree in Environmental Science is offered by the Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences (BGES) as one of three interdisciplinary graduate programs in the Environmental Studies Program at Cleveland State. The degree program prepares students for a wide range of professional careers that require knowledge of biology, chemistry, or earth sciences in order to address environmental issues.

https://www.csuohio.edu/sciences/bges/master-science-in-environmental-science-1

Master of Urban Planning and Development

The Master of Urban Planning and Development (MUPD) program prepares men and women for planning practice in a wide variety of organizational settings and professional pursuits. The curriculum combines an appreciation of planning as a profession, substantive studies regarding urban challenges and opportunities, and a set of analytical skills useful to planning practice. Together these prepare future planners with the theory, skills, and practical experience needed to fairly and efficiently facilitate the transformation and revitalization of cities and their regions, building better places to live, work and play.

https://www.csuohio.edu/urban/mupd/mupd

Master of Urban Planning, Design, and Development

The Master of Urban Planning, Design, and Development (MUPDD) program integrates planning, design, and development into one course of study. Urban planning, urban design, and urban real estate development are featured components of the planning core curriculum. The course of study focuses on the theory, skills, and practical experience needed for the transformation and revitalization of cities and the regions in which they are located, particularly industrialized and post-industrial areas.

AREAS OF STUDY
Economic Development
Environmental Sustainability
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Historic Preservation
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Real Estate Development and Finance

http://catalog.csuohio.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=14&poid=2762&hl=%22environmental%22&returnto=search


Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Graduate Certificate in Global Sustainable Business Practices

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The Graduate Certificate in Global Sustainable Business Practices prepares students with knowledge and skills to integrate sustainable business practices across all areas of a business. The Certificate is intended to prepare a new generation of leaders and practitioners with the skills and tools necessary to lead competitive yet sustainable business practices in today's global market place.

The proposed graduate certification program will:
Educate the next generation of business leaders in sustainable business practices to make a positive contribution to the well being of our society.
Provide opportunities for "real-world" integrated global business learning that prepares students for the demands of the global market place.
Engage business school students with a network of public and private sector organizations in mutually productive relationships which benefit economic interests at a national as well as international level.
Promote international understanding of economically sustainable enterprises through graduate education and internships.

https://www.csuohio.edu/business/sustainability/graduate-certificate-in-global-sustainable-business-practices


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Graduate Certificate in Urban Economic Development

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

Today's urban leaders must keep cities economically healthy, often in the face of declining populations, aging real estate, and a host of other challenges. The graduate certificate program in Urban Economic Development provides the skills and knowledge necessary to develop real-world strategies for overcoming these obstacles. The program is designed for working professionals who seek to expand their knowledge of urban economic development issues, as well as graduate students enrolled in urban planning, design, and development degree programs.

The Economic Development faculty and the certificate program work with the following collaboration research centers:
Center for Economic Development
Center for Public Management
Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center
Northern Ohio Data and Information Services


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
MBA: SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

The Operations & Supply Chain Management Concentrations within the MBA Program are designed for working professionals who want to focus within a specific discipline of Operations & Supply Chain Management. Several tracks are offered with a sustainability focus including Lean Six Sigma and Sustainable Supply Chain

Sustainable Supply Chain

OSM 622: Project Management
MBA 650: Sustainable Business Practices
MBA 651: Sustainable Business Practicum
OSM 652: Sustainable Supply Chain Management
OSM 690: Professional Internship


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

Diversity Management Specialization M.A.
The first and only program in the country combining cultural competence with leadership development.

Develop the following culturally intelligent leadership competencies:
Global cultural skills
Emotional intelligence
Effective conflict management
Capacity to cope with ambiguity
Lead change successfully
Transform resistance into readiness
Use team conflict to create team advantage
Understand the influence of culture on team performance
Create work climates that increase engagement and improve productivity
Leverage diversity and inclusion to drive innovation

http://www.csuohio.edu/sciences/diversity_management/diversity_management


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