Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.05
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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Bryant University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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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?:

This information is located in a document posted on the Bryant Environmental Society website, entitled "Course Assessment Methodology." A description of the criteria used to identify courses that qualify as having some sustainability content, or a strong focus or emphasis on some aspects of sustainability are included in this document..


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:

Identifying courses with sustainability content or focus was based on an analysis of catalog descriptions of existing courses, distinguishing the level of content as “components” or “emphasis”. Sustainability content encompasses materials related to resource tracking and conservation practices, including reuse, recycling/waste reduction, energy efficiency, the human connection with the natural world, reduced toxics in industrial processing, green building approaches, population growth issues, public policy development for better environmental management, political decision making, design of human environments, and our collective responsibility for global environmental realities.

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

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.