Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.10
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Rhona Free
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs
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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?:

Eastern is committed to integrating sustainability into its curriculum and making sustainability part of the educational experience for all students. The goal of sustainability education is to provide all students the knowledge and skills to help create a sustainable economy, society, and environment. In order to encourage faculty to develop and offer appropriate courses, the university will maintain and make publicly available an inventory of courses which are either sustainability-focused or sustainability-related.Sustainability-focused courses concentrate on the concept of sustainability, or study the application of sustainability concepts and strategies, or examine issues and topics in terms of their relevance to sustainability. For these courses sustainability or some aspect of sustainability is the focus of the course
Sustainability-related courses incorporate sustainability as a distinct course component or module or include sustainability as a course theme. For these course sustainability or some aspect of sustainability is a significant component of the course, but not the focus of the course.

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:

Courses were identified based on their inclusion in the BGS in Sustainable Energy Management program, the Sustainable Energy Studies Minor, or the Sustainable Energy Science track in the Environmental Earth Science Major.

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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