Details for Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral
Kingsville, Texas, United States
Sign Up Date to PRME
05 Sep 2014
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
10 May 2017
Sharing Information on Progress (2017)
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/
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 ."