|Submission Date||Oct. 2, 2012|
Hawaii Pacific University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification
Facilities Project Coordinator
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 defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This must be achieved in a manner that is ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable. Therefore, sustainability in the curriculum educates students about the interconnections and interdependency of ecological, social, and economic systems, and develops an understanding of how the health of these systems impacts nature, human communities, and cultures. Sustainability in the curriculum engages students in systems dynamics and critical thinking to empower them to apply knowledge in the service of society, to solve climate and environmental problems, to provide leadership towards a sustainable future, and to incorporate these principles and concepts in their professional and civic engagements."
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 sustainability coordinator worked with different HPU faculty to develop a definition for sustainability in the curriculum, sustainability-focused courses, and sustainability-related courses. Using these definitions, the sustainability coordinator went through HPU's 2011-2013 academic catalog to identify all sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses at HPU.
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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