The 2018 Green Gown Award for Learning, Teaching & Skills goes to...

Bringing about a cultural shift for meaningfully integrating sustainability across mainstream curricula in Deakin Business School

Senior executive, academic and professional staff across portfolios at Deakin Business School are collaborating to integrate scaffolded development and assessment of sustainability capability across all our programs. Sustainability has become a major consideration in our strategic plan and major curriculum enhancement initiatives to improve graduate employability. More than 150 core unit chairs have reflected upon practical strategies for enhancing sustainability integration in their units. Through innovative projects with industry engagement, our students are engaging the wider community with sustainability issues. Our innovative approaches have been recognised for excellence locally, nationally and internationally.

Our Business School is promoting sustainability in action by strengthening the nexus between graduate employability and sustainability capability. Winning this Green Gown Award celebrates Deakin’s commitment to engage our students, staff, industry partners and the wider community in advancing the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Professor Jane den Hollander AO, Vice-Chancellor

Top 3 learnings

Engage senior executive, academic staff, professional staff and students across all departments by strengthening the nexus between sustainability integration and graduate employability.

Listen, leverage and lead to build individual unit chairs’ capacity for nuanced and contextualised integration of sustainability in their units.

Design innovative projects where students collect and analyse real-life data to engage the industry and the wider community with sustainability practices.

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