Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.45
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Dickinson College
IN-1: Sustainability Course Designation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Lindsey Lyons
Assistant Director
Center for Sustainability Education
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Does the institution formally designate sustainability courses in its standard course catalog or listings?:
Yes

A brief description of the formal sustainability course designation program, including the methodology used to identify and approve courses for inclusion:

Therefore, faculty and department chairs are invited to request designation of courses as Sustainability Connections or Sustainability Investigations by indicating SCON OR SINV on the “Capacity / Attributes / Prerequisites” box of the Course Submission application on CLIQ. If the course has not met that requirement in the past, please send supporting information to sustainability@dickinson.edu for review. This is done every semester.

Criteria for Sustainability Connections and Sustainability Investigations courses are noted below. Requests for these designations will be reviewed and approved by a subcommittee of the Academic Programs and Standards Committee (APSC).

Once approved, they are tagged with an attribute that is both searchable and trackable by students, faculty and staff. See additional information for screenshots and weblink of this system in action. The tag "attribute" is then used to pull the courses into a searchable database that can be search by term, faculty, department of keyword. This has worked since 2012 when the courses were officially tagged. Visit URL below to explore.

http://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/791/sustainability_course_search


Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Completion of a sustainability course was added as a general degree requirement for all Dickinson students, beginning with the class of 2019. Students may satisfy the requirement by taking either a Sustainability Connections (SCON) or Sustainability Investigations (SINV) course.

All Sustainability Connections & Investigations courses have been tagged with an attribute in our course search system by the registrar since 2011.

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