The recipient of the 2022 Award for Advancing the UN SDGs through Education Abroad is Dickinson College.
“This acknowledgement of Dickinson’s leadership in fostering connections between sustainability, global and intercultural learning, civic engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion work is truly humbling,” said Samantha Brandauer, Associate Provost and Executive Director, Center for Global Study and Engagement. “The UN SDGs provide a guide to our collaborative work happening both on campus and across our external international education, sustainability and community engagement networks through workshops, presentations, and publications. Dickinson’s campus centers and offices dedicated to these critical areas are partnering to create more just inclusive and sustainable communities.”
Dickinson was celebrated during the virtual Award Presentation of the 19th Annual Conference on March 15, 2023, and at the in-person event in Seattle on Friday, March 24, 2023.
The Forum also congratulates the 2022 finalists:
|Section||Clause||Description of Evaluation Criteria|
|Guiding Principles||Mission and Goals||How well does your mission statement align with SDGs?|
|Collaboration and Transparency Between Partners||How well do you embed sustainability into your study abroad partnerships?|
|Ethics||How do you incorporate ethical considerations such as wellbeing, education, equality, responsible consumption and production into your programming?|
|Equity, Diversity and Inclusion||How do you address systemic biases and enhance equity, diversity and inclusion at every level: internal (students, faculty, staff) and external (partners, local communities)?|
|Administrative Framework||Operations||How do your operational policies and practices reduce your programs’ carbon footprint on campus and abroad?|
|Program Planning and Development||How do your program designs impact student learning outcomes around SDGs and improve medium- and long-term wellbeing of local communities?|
|Personnel||How do you engage, upskill and reward personnel on the basis of their SDG awareness and contributions?|
|Partnerships and Collaboration||What partnerships have you developed and how do you engage with them to enhance progress towards SDGs?|
|Community Engagement||How do you engage with local communities to promote awareness and achievement of SDGs?|
|Student Learning and Development||Before Program||How do your programs integrate sustainability topics and sustainable practices into program design & promotions?|
|During Program||How do your programs try to understand sustainable development within the local context and include sustainability-related curricular / co-curricular activities?|
|After Program||How do you encourage post-program reflection on sustainability issues? How do you reward, recognize and encourage students championing sustainability?
As the members of the selection committee read your entry, they will be asking:
Past Winners and Finalists