Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2017-18
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: October 31, 2016
Date of Second Reading: November 28, 2016
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Public Service and Community Solutions – School of Community Resources and Development – for the establishment of a graduate degree – Master of Sustainable Tourism (MST) in Sustainable Tourism
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: Students in the Master of Sustainable Tourism receive a comprehensive education with a focus on the environmental, economic and social aspects of tourism, equipping them with the skills necessary to create pioneering sustainable development solutions to the challenges facing tourism today. This holistic curriculum focuses on integrating all three pillars of sustainability into existing tourism theories and concepts. The program prepares future sustainable tourism professionals to meet the increasing demand for people trained in sustainability practices and the application of those practices in tourism. The program will be available through ASU Online.