Arizona State University
University Senate
Spring 2013

Senate Motion #2013-41


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Arnold Maltz, Chair
Date of First Reading: February 18, 2013
Date of Second Reading: March 25, 2013
Title of Motion: Request from the School of Sustainability – for the establishment of a graduate degree – Executive Masters for Sustainability Leadership
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the School of Sustainability – for the establishment of a graduate degree – Executive Masters for Sustainability Leadership.

Rationale: The goal of the Executive Masters for Sustainability Leadership (EMSL) is to prepare experienced professionals to significantly advance sustainability practices in the workplace and to lead the institutional and cultural change that transforms sustainability into the gold standard for best institutional practices.

The EMSL is an accelerated degree program for active, mid-career professionals working in or near sustainability roles or other, related arenas. The program will equip graduates to drive high-impact transformative results for their companies, organizations, communities and their own careers. Designed directly for the working professional, EMSL students will be able to complete the program in about one year through a combination of unique in-person experiences, online course content and a capstone-project.



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