Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.33
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 1, 2024

STARS v2.2

Cornell University
IN-38: Sustainability Course Designation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Sarah Carson
Director, Campus Sustainability Office
FS - Energy & Sustainability
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A brief description of the formal sustainability course designation program:
Professors have the option to tag their courses in the course catalog (http://courses.cornell.edu/index.php) using one (or as many as are applicable) of the following course attribute tags: Sustainability (CU-SBY) https://courses.cornell.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=52&poid=27108

Community-Engaged Learning (CU-CEL), International Study (CU-ITL), and Undergraduate Research (CU-UGR).

Sustainability Course (CU-SBY) criteria:
- A sustainability course has the primary and explicit focus on sustainability as an integrated concept having social, economic, and environmental dimensions and/or on understanding or solving one or more major sustainability challenge.

-A course that includes sustainability is primarily focused on a topic other than sustainability, but incorporates a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, includes one or more sustainability-focused activities, or integrates sustainability issues throughout the course. Sustainability should be handled as an integrated concept having social, economic, and environmental dimensions.

Each year, professors must update their course to include course attribute tags if they are applicable. Professors tag their course as a sustainability course if either definition applies. Thus, the SBY tag can be used by students to find sustainability-focused and sustainability-inclusive courses. If a course seems to include sustainability content but has not been tagged by the professor, the registrar's office will reach out to the professor for confirmation and permission to tag the course on their behalf. Without permission from the professor, the course is not tagged.

The updated Sustainability Course Guide can be found here
It is also possible to search the course catalog for sustainability courses by entering CU-SBY in the search box from the main catalog home page or by choosing Sustainability (CU-SBY) under Course Attributes on the Course Roster website (https://classes.cornell.edu/browse/roster/SP23)

A copy of the official course catalog where the sustainability course designations appear:

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