The visionary college President who touched off the growing movement for institutions to divest from investments in fossil fuels is offering a manifesto for higher education reform.
In recent years, Unity College President Stephen Mulkey – an internationally recognized scientist -- has been one of the most high profile advocates for change in American higher education. Now, the bold vision that Mulkey offered as a featured speaker at the October 2013 conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in Nashville, Tennessee, is available in its entirety on YouTube.
Entitled A New Path for Higher Education, Mulkey’s presentation is an examination of the factors that are limiting the effectiveness of higher education for educating the next generation of problem solvers, environmental stewards, innovators, and entrepreneurs through the framework of sustainability science. He offers an affirmative vision for improving higher education in service to the long-term sustainability and viability of planet Earth.