Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.83
Liaison Sarah Temple
Submission Date Oct. 18, 2012
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Louisiana State University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Denise Newell
Manager, Campus Sustainability
LSU Facility Services
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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 - FOCUSED: courses that “concentrate on the concept of sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions, or examine an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens." SUSTAINABILITY - RELATED: courses that “incorporate sustainability as a distinct course component or module or concentrate on a single sustainability principle or theme.”

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:
This inventory was completed in phases. Each phases resulted in more complete data. First, at a Chancellor's meeting, the Provost asked each Dean to survey their respective colleges for sutainability related/focused courses. Second, LSU's Sustainability Curriculum in Education Committee (SCURRE) took the lead on gathering data for this inventory. The University's Vice Provost co-signed a letter that was sent to all deans. This letter stated the definition of sustainability related and focused, then asked for listings to be submitted to SCURRE. Third, members of the SCURRE identified key faculty within their own colleges and requested this information. Data is categorized by College and Department, so it could be sorted for other credits. The inventory indicates whether courses are offered in the fall or spring and whether they are sustainability focused or related.

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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