Education FAQ’s

What do we offer?

We offer advanced, skill specific content on topics, such as:

  • Carbon Footprinting
  • Running a Green Team
  • CSR & CDP Reporting
  • Responding to a Supplier/Investor/Wal-Mart Scorecard
  • Employee & Stakeholder Engagement

We also offer faculty training and support to schools and instructors who are trying to better integrate sustainability into their curriculum and courses.

 

Who have we worked with?

We have helped numerous colleges and universities incorporate sustainability into their coursework, including but not limited to:

  • University of Washington
  • University of Washington – Tacoma
  • Western Washington University
  • University of Texas
  • Virginia Tech
  • Louis University

 

What is included?

The modules can take many forms:

  • Individually “sprinkled” into existing courses
  • Combined into a stand-alone course for university credit
  • Added as stand-alone content for a school’s continuing education program
  • Offered as training material for a school’s office of sustainability

 

FAQ’s

 

Is the content compatible with my Learning Management System (LMS)?

Yes, SBC will load the content into any LMS system your university uses, whether it’s Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, etc. The content is offered online via streaming videos and digitally available readings and media.

Does this content meet accreditation standards?

 Yes, our content is built to the highest AACSB accreditation standards for contact time and content.

Is this content available immediately?

Yes! Our content is ready to be loaded the minute you call. It is built to be plug-and-play and instantly available.

Granted, due to human limits, we ask for at least two (2) weeks’ notice to allow the SBC team enough time to gain access to your LMS system, load, review and test the course.

Can I look at the content or test it before I offer this in my class?

 Absolutely. We’re proud of our content, and we want you to be 100% confident in it as well. We will give you a single license to view the videos for free for up to one month. If you’re interested, we’re also happy to share a preview of our supplemental materials such as assignments, quizzes and discussion questions.

What is included in a module?

Our modules come complete with the following:

Video Lectures
Assignments
Answer Keys
Power Points
Readings
Discussion Questions
Syllabi

Are these modules customizable?

Yes, we can customize any of the material to best fit your teaching style, any University requirements, etc.


What is the cost?

Our content can be purchased several ways:

The University/School/Department purchases the content
The Students purchase the content (equivalent to a book/textbook for a course)
A fund/grant pays for the content

Our pricing model is as follows:

Module Pricing

# of Modules Price
Single $34.99
2 Modules $25 each
3-10 modules $20 each
>10 modules Talk to SBC
Video Alone $20

 

Course Pricing

# of Licenses Price
0-30 $299
31-100 $249
101-500 $199
>500 SBC will work with universities on case-by-case basis


Why use our content?

We consider our university partners just that – partners. We will work with you to create the perfect offering at the right price point.

Also, take a look at these statistics from our peers:

Market Demand

 Demand Research from Local and Nation-Wide Programs:

2016 survey of enrolled Seattle University freshman, 57% of respondents agreed that SU’s sustainability practices and programs influenced their decision to enroll “Somewhat (40%) or Very Much (17%).”

A 2015 Princeton Review survey of prospective students showed 61% said a colleges’ commitment to environmental issues would contribute “strongly” or “somewhat” to enrollment decisions.

Loyola University Chicago found that 49% of their fall 2015 enrollees believed that sustainability programming was “Important or Very Important” for influencing their decision to attend LUC.

 Macro Market Demand

679 Universities have signed the Presidents’ Commitment on Climate Change (including UW) which = 41.6% of all US students that want access to courses/content on climate/sustainability

248 colleges or universities are AASHE STARS members =10% of 4 year U.S. institutions

Demand for this type of Program

88% of recent graduates factor an employer’s sustainability efforts into their job decision
65% expect to these students expect to make positive social & environmental difference at work

BM Global News Branding Survey / Net Impact. Talent Report, What Workers Want

86% would consider leaving a job if employer’s sustainability efforts no longer held up

PriceWaterhouseCoopers study, Millennials at Work: Reshaping the workplace