EOP Framework Implementation Guide

Use the tabs below to sort resources and integration examples from our student core initiatives.

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  • Communication and Teamwork
  • Critical Thinking
  • Design
  • Environmental Impact Measurement
  • Environmental Literacy
  • Materials Choice
  • Responsibile Business and Economy
  • Social Responsibility
  • Systems Thinking

EIM-Adv_01

Environmental Impact Measurement

Is able to conduct basic environmental impact measurements (e.g., life-cycle assessments, carbon footprints, etc.)

CT-Adv_01

Critical Thinking

Is able to interpret and incorporate qualitative and quantitative research

CT-Core_01

Critical Thinking

Is able to define problems comprehensively with consideration of consequences, unintended and intendedΔ∞

TEAM-Adv_01

Communication and Teamwork

Is able to build and maintain relationships through quality interpersonal skillsΔ∞ • displays emotional intelligence and is empathic • communicates on teams effectively • is an effective listener and willing to be influenced and changed by the views of others • understands and considers different perspectives • is respectful • engages in conflict constructively (i.e., gains alignment to move forward, resolves differences, etc.) • understands power dynamics

TEAM-Core_01

Communication and Teamwork

Communicates through audience-specific written, graphic/visual, oral and interpersonal communication skills, in order toΔ∞ • sell, pitch and explain ideas and advance learning • advocate for underrepresented groups • drive organizational change • maximize team effectiveness • work well with others, across disciplines and cultures

DS-Adv_01

Design

Is able to conduct stakeholder user experience/participatory studies (e.g., design thinking, humancentered design) and social impact assessments to meet user needs in responsible, novel, improved and sustainable waysΔ∞

DS-Core_01

Design

Is able to set design goals and use technical analyses to choose strategies that minimize environmental impactΔ∞

MC-Adv_01

Materials Choice

Is able to conduct assessments and weigh trade-offs that guide selection of design-appropriate materials (e.g., technical considerations including strength, weight, cost, material compatibility and thermal proper

MC-Core_01

Materials Choice

Is able to select materials and consider design alternatives that enable a long functional lifetime, have reduced, minimal, no harm, or are restorative to people and environmental ecosystemsΔ∞

EIM-Core_01

Environmental Impact Measurement

Is familiar with high-level environmental impact measurements (e.g., basic life-cycle assessments and life-cycle hazards; i.e., how they work, what information they require, how to incorporate their findings into their work)

RBE-Adv_01

Responsibile Business and Economy

Is aware of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) based management systems (e.g., Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), quality, etc.) as tools to enable systematic integration of environmental impact management into business practices

RBE-Core_01

Responsibile Business and Economy

Is able to forecast the near- and long-term costs and value of their work to the environment and society through the efficient use of resources (e.g., efficient for whom?) and socially/culturally responsible engagement with stakeholdersΔ∞

ST-CORE_01

Systems Thinking

Demonstrates whole system awareness with the ability to identify and understand interconnectedness (intersecting, related and/or connected systems; synergies and rebound effects) and how all human-made designs rely upon and are embedded within ecological systemsΔ

EL-advanced_01

Environmental Literacy

Is aware of key environmental laws, ethics and policies at the regional, national and global levels and ability to consider ethical implications beyond current compliance and political boundariesΔ∞

EL-core_01

Environmental Literacy

Demonstrates knowledge of the basic facts and ability to quantify data about important (current/past/future and local/regional/global) environmental issues (e.g., climate change, water use, scarcity and pollution, air quality, waste management, toxicity, etc.)Δ∞

ST-adv-01

Systems Thinking

Demonstrates whole system awareness with the ability to identify and understand interconnectedness (intersecting, related and/or connected systems; synergies and rebound effects) and how all human-made designs rely upon and are embedded within ecological systemsΔ