Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.78
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date April 10, 2014
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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Deborah Scheider
Project Coordinator
Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
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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?:

In March, 2014 a faculty sub-committee of the University's Environmental Sustainability Task Force, consisting of 7 faculty representing 6 different disciplines, adopted a definition of sustainability research for the institution:

Cal Poly Pomona University supports a simple, comprehensive, and commonly endorsed definition of sustainability - meeting the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability research consists of any research, scholarly, or creative activity that supports this definition by advancing the equitable endurance of social, economic, and environmental systems. Such research furthers our understanding of the integration of these systems, our understanding of the forces that challenge their sustainability, or our understanding of ways to promote community action toward positive social, economic and environmental outcomes.

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:

A quarterly survey is administered to department chairs asking them to identify courses with sustainability focus or sustainability offerings. These results are published in a quarterly guide for students at the time of registration.

The Climate Commitment Task Force undertook a more comprehensive study in June 2010 to identify courses with a focus or relation to climate change. This was conducted via an online survey administered to all Cal Poly Pomona faculty.

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

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:

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