Title: The need for new paradigm of sustainability reporting in higher education

Authors: Siti Musyarofah

Addresses: Accounting Department, Trunojoyo University, Raya Telang, P.O. Box 2, Kamal, Bangkalan, Madura, East Java, Indonesia

Abstract: The issue of sustainable development in education have been developed since the agenda of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johanesburg 2002th have a great impact on educational system around the world. Higher education (HE) can be involved in sustainable development in many ways towards sustainable university (SU). Sustainability should not be a concept about economic, environment and social aspects only. But it needed to change our paradigm by including spirituality values in concept of sustainability. Process towards SU will be done in model spiral of Deming with continuous improvement. This paper also review practice of sustainability reporting for HE in Australia, USA, Europe and Asia. This paper offer the new form to report sustainability activities using spiritual dimension as umbrella for the other dimension (eco-spiritual, socio-spiritual and environmental spiritual).

Keywords: sustainable development; higher education; spirituality; emerging economies; sustainable university; sustainability reporting; continuous improvement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2012.052304

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2012 Vol.5 No.4, pp.342 - 352

Published online: 26 Feb 2013 *

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