FAQ Sustainability Project Laboratory
|What is the Sustainability Project Laboratory (SPL)?||The Sustainability Project Laboratory (SPL) is a database of sustainability-related project proposals. The goal is to create projects and project ideas that can be adopted by faculty, staff, and students. The time and effort required for each project is varied: some projects are suitable as a lesson or short experiential learning project intended to be assimilated into a course, some projects are semester or year length and are appropriate for a course or student project (e.g., senior design or honors thesis), lastly some projects are longer and more involved and would be best suited for graduate theses. Each project will at minimum have a brief description and contact information.|
|Who can use the SPL?||
1) Faculty interested in incorporating sustainability-related, multi-disciplinary, outcomes-based projects into their courses.
2) Graduate students seeking a sustainability-related topic for a thesis or dissertation.
3) Undergraduates seeking a sustainability-related capstone, community service, or honor thesis project.
4) Staff or community members needing student assistance with a sustainability-related initiative.
|What learning outcomes are expected?||
All projects align with goals in the Ohio University Sustainability and Climate Action Plan, the OHIO Common Goals Learning Outcomes (particularly Critical Thinking, Teamwork Skills and Integrative Learning), and Strategic University Initiatives, such as:
|What requirements must be met?||Projects require engagement of stakeholders for data collection and analysis of potential solutions including impacts on the sustainability triple bottom line of people, planet and prosperity. Project teams should recommend solutions, and pitch their recommendations to stakeholders at the conclusion of the project.|
|How can I get involved?||
Propose a sustainability project whose outcome will be a simultaneous benefit to people, planet and prosperity.
Request a sustainability project for an Ohio University course.
|Is there funding and support available?||
Coming soon! Contact Elaine Goetz (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information, or so suggest potential funding sources.
Please contact Elaine Goetz (email@example.com) for further information.