Sustainability Education Improvement Grants

SoGES Sustainability Education Improvement (SEI) grants provide funding for CSU faculty to develop courses with a sustainability perspective or incorporate sustainability into existing courses. SEI grants support faculty in developing courses that can become officially recognized at CSU for their strong sustainability focus as a Global Environmental Sustainability Endorsed Course. Endorsed courses are denoted both in the course catalogue and on student’s transcripts.

The call for SEI grant proposals is announced each spring with funding for the fall semester.

2014-2015 SEI Grant

SEI program and funding support varies each year. In its inaugural year, 2014 award recipients participated in a sustainability curriculum development workshop at CSU and then attended the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in Portland, Oregon, October 26-29. The AASHE conference has a number of resources and programs for instructors to integrate sustainability into coursework.

Recipients of the 2014-2015 SEI grant were:

Stuart CottrellStuart Cottrell, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources



Roldolfo Valdes-VasquezRodolfo Valdes-Vasquez, Department of Construction Management




Arathi SeshadriArathi Seshadri, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences




2015-2016 SEI Grant

The 2015-2016 SEI grant was awarded to Colleen Duncan, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, for development of a new course, Environment and Health.