Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.81
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2014
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Colorado State University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Aleta Weller
School of Global Environmental 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?:

For humans to live sustainably, the Earth's resources must be replenished at least as quickly as they are consumed. The curriculum for the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) focuses on a comprehensive understanding of the environment, upon which sustainable human actions can be based. Students who participate in the curriculum will be able to determine solutions to problems that have developed from human interactions with the environment.

Global environmental sustainability explores the interconnections of:

the environment (biological and physical processes)
the global economy (prosperity and well-being)
society (human processes and fairness)
ways of knowing, creating and communicating
"Global" refers to the impact of sustainable action on the global economy, human societies around the world, and the planet as a whole. Global environmental sustainability is a dynamic concept that will continue to evolve. SoGES will promote and administer curricular products designed to increase student literacy in environmental sustainability and to enhance professional development and leadership in sustainability.

Endorsed courses are explicitly interdisciplinary courses recognized as having content that advances the SoGES mission. Interdisciplinary implies that at least 30% of the course will address interconnections among elements of sustainability.

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:

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) coordinates the sustainability-oriented curriculum. Applications for endorsement may be submitted to the SoGES Curriculum Committee.


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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