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Sustainable Development Excellence in Teaching Sustainability Award

APL Logistics
Special thanks to our award sponsor, APL Logistics. APL Logistics designs and operates smart, globally-integrated supply chains, which include origin and destination services such as freight management, customs brokerage, warehousing and distribution. They are committed to engaging in responsible environmental stewardship. They recognize that this is in the best interests of the organization, its employees and customers and that it contributes to a better quality of life. Visit their website to learn more about their Sustainability Initiatives and Green Supply Chain Analysis at www.apllogistics.com.


The Sustainable Development Division recognizes the contribution of an individual advancing the knowledge and practice of sustainability in the field of industrial engineering. The winner will be presented at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo May 30 - June 2, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn.

Eligibility of participants and nomination package

Nominations may be made by a faculty colleague or a student who has taken the course from the candidate. The nomination package must consist of the following:

  • Letters of support from the nominator and two other individuals; at least one of the three letters must be from a faculty member and one from a student who enrolled and completed the course.
  • Course syllabus and supporting items such as samples of different instructional materials used
  • Summary copies of teaching evaluations for the course he/she is being recognized
  • Curriculum Vitae of the candidate
  • A one-page teaching statement and philosophy by the individual being nominated

Evaluation criteria

  • Leadership: Demonstration or fostering leadership and excellence in the teaching of sustainability principles and tools
  • Individual excellence: Evidence of promoting and enhancing student education for sustainability
  • Design and content quality: The relevance of the course content to educating the target audience
  • Applied learning: The development and use of materials to empower students to apply and implement sustainability principles through the use of games, hands-on simulations, assignments, projects
  • Innovation: Use of innovative techniques and approaches to teach the principles and practices of sustainability
  • Student satisfaction: Evidence that teaching of sustainability concepts are of value to students, organization and community as shown in the course evaluations and testimonies from students.

Check back around November of 2015 for the nomination deadlines. Questions about the award can be directed to Diana Berry. 

2014 Winner

Gregory Unruh
George Mason University

Sustainable Development Division 


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