As a leading polytechnic university, Cal Poly has always offered curriculum related to issues of environment, economy, and social equity. As the awareness of global climate change has created the modern sustainability movement, Cal Poly has worked to continually evolve its academic programs to meet the needs of students, prospective employers, and the global community.
Sustainability Learning Objectives
In 2009, President Warren Baker approved Academic Senate Resolution 688-09, establishing Sustainability Learning Objectives for all Cal Poly graduates. The adoption of these learning objectives, at the same level as University Learning Objectives and Diversity Learning Objectives, signify the importance of sustainability to a polytechnic education, and are intended to guide development of curriculum and academic programs.
The Cal Poly Sustainability Catalog (Suscat) takes one step toward fulfilling the Talloires Declaration by providing a catalog of sustainability courses. Cal Poly offers a variety of sustainability focused courses, undergraduate minors, undergraduate majors, and Masters Degrees programs. You may either browse through an alphabetical list of courses or search the database by course title, instructor, or GE Area. This database is a result of collaboration between the Academic Senate Curriculum Committee, the Renewable Energy Institute, the Center for Sustainability in Engineering, the College of Engineering and the Academic Programs Office.
Baker Forum 2006
Entitled "Achieving Sustainable Solutions to the Global Energy and Environmental Challenge", the 2006 Baker Forum provided information about the sustainability activities and courses in different colleges.