GGAA 2013 - Learning and Teaching - University of Tasmania - Highly Commended
UTAS’ Academic Operations Sustainability Integration Programme (AOSIP)
The Academic-Operations Sustainability Integration Programme (AOSIP) was developed in 2010 with the vision of enabling learning for the ‘sustainability’ literate UTAS student through inclusion in active responses to sustainability challenges faced by UTAS. Partnerships between academic discipline areas and the UTAS Sustainability team within Commercial Services and Development (CSD) ensure the vision is widely shared. AOSIP is a focal point for the UTAS Education for Sustainability Community of Practice (EfS CoP), an initiative launched by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students & Education) in 2011. The EfS CoP has embraced the AOSIP as a key activity in its remit, as it encompasses collaborative and interdisciplinary projects using the campus as a living laboratory. The programme now includes nine academic departments undertaking a variety of projects from infrastructure design and delivery, to data gathering and risk assessments. Projects have resulted in operationalised institutional strategies and plans, grant income and internal and national awards.