Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 34.59
Liaison John Duvall
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2013
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Dominican University of California
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Vania Coelho
Associate Professor, Faculty Coordinator for the Center for Sustainability
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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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?:

Sustainability is broadly defined as the ability to meet the needs of the present and future generations while conserving the planet’s life support systems.

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 University's sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses were identified by employing two different strategies. First, a survey was sent out to all faculty members requesting that they self-identify their courses that are either sustainability-focused and sustainability-related according to the definitions provided to them. Second, STARS assessment team members reviewed all the most current course descriptions available and identified those that appeared to be sustainability-focused and sustainability-related based on the descriptions. These determinations were used when instructor self-identification wasn't available. Once the final inventory was compiled, it was sent out to faculty members for their review. The inventory was revised according to faculty feedback.

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

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.