Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.70
Liaison Office of Sustainability
Submission Date July 1, 2013
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Bellevue College
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Angela Hildre
Sustainability Curriculum Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:

Sustainability-Focused Curriculum: Courses & sections concentrate on a concept of sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions, or examine an issue using sustainability as a lens.

Sustainability-Related Curriculum: Courses & sections incorporate sustainability as a distinct course component, module, or assignment or concentrate on a single sustainability principle, issue or outcome.

Has the institution identified its sustainability-focused and sustainability-related course offerings?:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

BC uses a methodology of instructor self-identification of sustainability in their courses. BC’s Sustainability Curriculum Manager, a position created last summer, now examines the course catalog and contacts instructors individually to determine if courses fit the criteria listed below:

Sustainable Curriculum Outcomes:
•Synthesize and communicate an understanding of social, economic, and environmental systems in the context of sustainability
•Apply an ethical perspective in which one views oneself as embedded in the fabric of an interconnected world.
•Demonstrate connections between a student’s chosen course of study and sustainability.
•Demonstrate technical skills and expertise necessary to implement sustainable solutions in solving problems related to the course.
•Explain how sustainable thinking and decision-making contribute to solutions for current and emerging social, environmental and economic crises.
•Apply practical solutions to real-world sustainability challenges.

Does the institution make its sustainability course inventory publicly available online?:

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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