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Details for Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Participant Status

Advanced

Type of Organization

University

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral

Location

Kingsville, Texas, United States

Website

http://www.tamuk.edu

Sign Up Date to PRME

05 Sep 2014

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

10 May 2017

Sharing Information on Progress (2017)

Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Business Administration PRME SPI - View Report

Period Covered: May 2015 to May 2017

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Sustainability at Texas A&M University-Kingsville began in 2010 when
students signed a petition on Earth Day to start a recycling program.
President Steven Tallant officially endorsed sustainability initiative in his
2012-2013 annual State of the University address. Dr. Tallant appointed a campus-wide University Sustainability Committee (USC) which was charged with the task of compiling a university wide sustainability plan that encompasses academics, energy, technology, operations, student co-curricular affairs, marketing and communications.
This led to the creation of our Office of Campus Sustainability, whose mission is to promote the stewardship of societal and environmental resources by developing and joining in initiatives both internal and external to our campus, in order to cultivate the spirit of sustainability throughout the Javelina Nation and for future generations. his approach stretches into the classrooms of TAMUK, as well. For example, this past semester, the College of Business Administration began offering an upper-division course in Marketing Sustainability, open to all University students.
Additionally, The Office of the Provost recently endorsed an initiative to make academic credentials available to students in the area of sustainability. These credentials will enhance a student’s major area of study, boosting their job competitiveness. It demonstrates to a future employer the graduate’s awareness of contemporary issues surrounding their chosen career path. For students in fields of study that are not overtly allied to aspects of sustainability, these credentials can broaden their understanding of issues relevant to every citizen of the world.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.tamuk.edu/finance/facilities/sustainability/academic_research/index.html

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Even though sustainability is a fairly new campus-wide initiative,
sustainability in academics and research at Texas A&M
University-Kingsville has a long history. In each of the five Colleges
aspects of sustainability are integral to academic pursuits, both in the
curriculum and faculty research. Information on Javelina sustainability
initiatives, activities, and programs is posted on the university
website at http://www.tamuk.edu/finance/facilities/sustainability/
academic_research/index.html.
College of Business faculty, staff and students - as a
part of Javelina nation - are engaged in University wide sustainability
programs and initiatives through faculty research and grants (e.g.,
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant; Environmental
Protection Agency (EPI) grant); business academic curriculum (e.g., MKTG
4354 "Sustainable Marketing"); students' research (e.g., Texas A&M
University System 11th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium) and
student organization activities (e.g., Javelina Marketing Club, Delta Sigma Pi, Delta
Mu Delta, Accounting Society, Financial Management Association Chapter).
Additionally, the College of Business Administration's student computer lab is in the process of attaining "Agarita" certification ."

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