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Our developing vision

Our Developing Vision

Many UVM community members participated enthusiastically in the project, which has culminated in a draft proposal to the Lewis Foundation and a Faculty Senate Proposal.
The plan proposes the formation of an Integrative Center for Sustainable Solutions which will serve as a network fostering integration, cooperation, whole-systems thinking, and the creation of solutions to the interdependent ecological and social crisis we face.


The agency, structured as a University of Vermont matrix center, will achieve these goals by facilitating a series of initiatives, new courses, and research opportunities that promote collaboration among the various schools and colleges within UVM and connecting UVM with local, regional and global communities. It will linking the existing UVM programs with new initiatives while providing crucial financial and staff support in an supportive academic environment.

You can read about the proposal is being developed, and share your thoughts in the UVM Leading by Design Community Discussion Blog

A new committee was recently charged with further strengthening this proposal before bringing it to the Faculty Senate this summer.  

Stay in touch!   We've created a mailing list of people who are interested and/or contributed to this project. Email leadingbydesign@uvm.edu if you want to be added to the list. 

Last modified April 28 2008 02:54 PM

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