Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.30
Liaison Nadine Johnson
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Estrella Mountain Community College
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Nadine Johnson
Sustainability Co-Chair
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?:

Sustainability in the curriculum is any activity that effectively integrates principles of sustainability, resulting in the knowledge, values, and skills necessary to practice sustainable behavior. This includes modeling of sustainable practices in the delivery of course content.

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:

Step 1: A survey was sent out to all full-time (residential) and part-time (adjunct) faculty members to fill out pertaining to if their courses were focused or related to sustainability (including what those definitions mean at EMCC and what constitutes focused or related courses according to the STARS criteria). These results were compiled for the initial list.

Step 2: A review of the course catalog was undertaken and instructors with course description that may be focused or related to sustainability were contacted directly. Positive results were added to the list.

Step 3: The combined list was sent to all faculty members for final comment. Those that could argue their courses were focused or related to sustainability were added to create the final list.

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:

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