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Table 1 Comparison between coordinators, professors and students

From: Evaluation of sustainability using the AISHE Instrument: case study in a Brazilian University

Theme Related criteria Coordinators Professors Students
Existence of sustainability in the institution statute. 1.3 Sustainability on its way to be included in UPF statute. Partly agree that sustainability is present in its statute. Neither agree nor disagree: sign of lack of knowledge about the subject.
Observance of environmental guidelines by professors, employees and students. 1.4 Some members of the academic community pay attention. Did not agree that the guidelines are observed. Did not agree that the guidelines are observed.
Existence of specialists in sustainable development. 2.2 and 2.3 The university possesses few specialists and when they do exists is due to self initiative. The university possesses few specialists and when they do exists it is due to self initiative. Neither agree nor disagree: sign of lack of knowledge about the subject.
Level of information about aspects related to sustainability in the field of expertise. 3.1 and 2.3 Consider the students have knowledge of only a few aspects related to SD; professors are considered to have knowledge about SD due to individual initiative. Partly agree that they have knowledge about SD. Neither agree nor disagree: do not consider themselves informed enough.
Presence of SD on the curriculum of courses. 3.1 and 4.1 Believe that the subjects is not addressed sufficiently once only some subject of the curriculum involve SD. Partly agree about the existence of SD in the curriculum. Partly agree about the existence of SD in the curriculum.
View of SD as something interdisciplinary. 3.2 and 4.2 Consider that there is interdisciplinary. Neither agree nor disagree: this may represent a lack of knowledge of interdisciplinary concept of what SD entails. Neither agree nor disagree: this may represent a lack of knowledge of interdisciplinary concept of what SD entails.
Addressing of ethical aspects towards SD. 3.3 Only some professors emphasize the need of having sustainable attitudes. - Neither agree nor disagree: that believe the ethical aspects are not satisfactorily addressed.
Contribution of academic research and extension in the knowledge of SD. 2.4 Believe that some activities of research and extension involve SD. Partly agree, once not all are inserted in these activities and state that a more expressive presence could exist. -
Relevance of aspects about SD in evaluations. 4.3 Believe only some projects include SD elements. Partly agree. Partly agree.
Graduates ability to act in favour of SD. 3.3 and 5.2 Believe that not all professors emphasize the importance of SD in professional conduct. Agree that they are preparing graduates for this. Partly agree that they are being prepared on the subject.