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    Welcome to Sustainability in Business! (And scroll down to see the syllabus)

    Our commitment to sustainability | AGC Glass Europe

    We're excited to have you in this course; sustainability is increasingly important in the business world, and this trend is only going to accelerate.

    The move to online learning means that MyCourses is more important than ever, as we will not have in-class sessions together. With this move to online learning, there will also be a number of changes in the basic way the course works:

    • We will use a mix of asynchronous (i.e. on your own) and synchronous (i.e. together, via Zoom) approaches
    • The asynchronous components will involve 2.5-3.5 hours of individual preparation that is done through the "Session Materials" section on MyCourses.
    • The synchronous components will involve 1.5-2 hour Zoom sessions, with a focus on activities, small group discussions, and full group discussions. These will be interactive and focus on your own input.
    • To get credit for the course, you have to do the pre-class preparation and attend the Zoom portion for at least 8/11 of our sessions.

    Where to start in MyCourses

    This course has a lot of content, and we also want to encourage discussion and two-way dialogue. What this means is that there is a lot going on in MyCourses.  To help with this, consider the below 'map' of our content:

    • "Session Materials" is where the largest amount of content will be. Each session has its own preparation section.  The expectation is that you work through each of these BEFORE class starts. These will take 2.5-3.5 hours each. The purpose is to replace your normal pre-class preparation, as well as any lecturing that would normally happen in class.
    • "Student Questions" is a place for you to ask general questions about the course or sustainability.
    • "Assignments" is the place where you will submit your deliverables.

    A brief note on the layout of my courses
    • Navigate between the different sections via the panel on the left-hand side.
    • If you do not see this panel, then press the button in the top left corner of MyCourses. This may of course vary by browser and if you are using a phone.
    • When you are doing the pre-class preparation session, you can navigate back and forth on the content by using the 'cards' in the upper right corner.  Again, this may vary if you are using a phone.

    • Group choice icon

      This is the sign-up for the assignment groups which will be used for all group assignments during the course. Please sign up to a group of choice, or alternatively you can let the instructors assign you to a group by adding your name to the group "Prefer to be allocated to a group". When choosing a group, please try to ensure diversity in group in terms of cultural, linguistic and educational background.  We will distribute students from the "prefer to be allocated" -pool to the other groups with a goal to promote diversity. The group size limit is 5 members. The instructors reserve the right to shift group members to other groups if needed, after sign-up closes. The signup will close at Thu 10.9 12:00.