Council of Environmental Deans & Directors
Upcoming Events & Opportunities
June 9-11 2014 | Westchester, NY
October 9, 2013 | Webinar
June 17-19, 2013 | Pittsburgh, PAEnergy and Environmental Research and Education
& Congressional Visit Day
April 15-16, 2013 | Washington, D.C.
CEDD Winter Business Meeting
Webinar Series on Online Education
CEDD 2012 Summer Program Conference
The Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD) is an association of institutional representatives who come together to improve the quality, stature and effectiveness of academic environmental programs at U.S. universities and colleges. CEDD is facilitated by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) as a part of its University Affiliate Program.
A premier benefit of University Affiliate membership is representation on NCSE’s Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD). Launched in 2001, CEDD has emerged as the leading organization working to improve the quality, stature, and effectiveness of environmental programs on the nation’s campuses. Government agencies, national and international organizations, and business groups seek out CEDD as a gateway to working with the academic environmental community. Each University Affiliate school designates a representative to serve on CEDD. The group currently includes over 150 members representing academic environmental programs of all sizes and types.
Special Projects and Partnerships
CEDD has initiated projects to help academic programs educate future environmental professionals and leaders. These include:
- A major study of career pathways and opportunities for environmental program graduates;
- The first quantitative study of environmental curricula at more than 250 programs and a new program analysis service;
- A Climate Change Education Resource to create materials and courses to prepare students to respond to the climate challenge, which received $1.7M NSF and $150K NASA grants in 2009;
- An online resource, Interdisciplinary Hiring, Tenure and Promotion: Guidance for Individuals and Institutions, which presents the first comprehensive how-to-guide, providing best practices for each stage of a scholar’s career;
- A collaboration with EnvironMentors, NCSE’s national college access program for underserved youth, to better serve the diversity needs of affiliate schools. 13 university EnvironMentors chapters are operating in the 2012-2013 academic year; and
- Partnerships with national and international academic organizations.
The 2013 CEDD Summer Program Conference was held on June 17-19, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA. The theme was “The Changing World of Higher Education”. The CEDD Winter Business Meeting convened January 17-18, 2013, directly following the 2013 National Conference: Distasters and Environment. The 2012 CEDD Summer Program Conference was held in San Jose, California on June 18-20. The 2012 CEDD Winter meeting was held on January 21 in Washington, DC in conjunction with NCSE's National Conference:Environment & Security.
Sustainability Career Resources (HEASC, the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium) this resource is designed to be used by students, faculty and career advisors
The Rubenstein School of
Environment and Natural Resources
The University of Vermont (UVM), one of the oldest universities in America, seeks an accomplished, inspiring, collaborative leader to serve as Dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR). This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced academic leader with the vision to advance a vital unit within one of the nation’s premier small public research universities.
The only comprehensive university in the state and Vermont’s land-grant institution, UVM enrolls 13,000 students, including more than 10,000 undergraduates and close to 1500 graduate students, and combines faculty-student relationships typically found in a liberal arts college with the scholarship and resources of a major research institution. It is home to seven undergraduate schools and colleges, an honors college, graduate college, medical school, and a division of continuing education. The University has attracted an increasingly distinguished faculty, and has steadily built its research enterprise, growing sponsored research from $65M in 1999 to $129M in 2012. The campus spans Burlington’s highest ridgeline overlooking Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and Green mountains, and is surrounded by the small, historical city of Burlington, perennially voted one of America's best places to live.
UVM has long been nationally recognized for its leadership in environmental programs and practices, and the RSENR Dean will oversee its signature academic unit in this field. The School, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs and research, a newly-renovated, LEED platinum certified building, access to unmatched physical and natural environments, and a rich history of interdisciplinary activity, is well positioned to be a key academic unit in the broad spectrum of environment-related activity across the University. Enrolling approximately 600 undergraduate students and 130 full- and part-time Master’s and Ph.D. students, RSENR offers six undergraduate majors, five minors, and doctoral and masters degrees in Natural Resources with several concentrations. There are 40 full-time faculty members and 30 research and administrative staff. The School’s budget is $11.9M. Directors of the Environmental Program, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, and Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory on Lake Champlain report to the dean, and the School has a relationship with the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station. As RSENR’s chief academic and administrative officer, the Dean reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President.
UVM seeks a Dean with a record of successful academic achievement and administrative management, as well as experience in institutional planning, curriculum development, and fiscal oversight. The ideal candidate will bring a compelling vision for campus-wide and national leadership in environment, an appreciation for and proven leadership in interdisciplinary activity, demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively across the University to promote its collective goals, and the ability and appetite for engaging in efforts to secure external funding for the activities and programs of the School. Candidates must share the Rubenstein School community’s values, perspectives, and vision for a sustainable future, its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to ensuring academic opportunities for students that integrate teaching and community engagement through service-learning and other forms of experiential learning. They will also bring the capacity to help focus the energy, skills, and collective creativity of its faculty, staff and students. An earned doctorate in a relevant academic discipline and an outstanding record of teaching and scholarship to qualify for full professor at UVM are required.
The University of Vermont has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Inquiries, nominations, referrals and resumes with cover letters should be directed in confidence to: Vivian Brocard, Vice President & Director and Sarah Herman, Managing Associate, Isaacson, Miller, 263 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210, firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.
The University of Vermont is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified individuals in its employment and personnel practices. The University practices affirmative action by taking assertive steps to recruit, hire and promote minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.