Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Cornell University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Lauren Chambliss
Communications Director
Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
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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?:

The Atkinson Center (ACSF) is led by four faculty - a Director, and three Associate Directors - each representing one of the three thematic areas of sustainability: Energy, Environment, and Economic Development (www.acsf.cornell.edu/people).

ACSF uses the 1983 United Nations Brundtland Commission definition of sustainability, "Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

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 ACSF leadership oversees the delivery (publicly, via the web) and annual review of the most comprehensive list of sustainability-related courses at Cornell (http://www.acsf.cornell.edu/education/curricula/). They determined that included courses should be "specifically and substantially addressing sustainability."

For purposes of this survey, we have internally identified these courses as "focused" or "related" following the STARS criteria.

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.