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Liaison Matthew Muchna
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Northern Arizona University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rod Parnell
Faculty: Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:

Environmental Sustainability:
Students will appreciate what it means to use natural resources in ethical and responsible ways that maintain a sustainable environment. This includes, for
example, the following issues:
a. how culture determines how we construct the appropriate use of environmental resources.
b. the connection between responsible engagement with the environment and global citizenship.
c. the scientific basis of environmental sustainability.
d. the vocabulary and concepts around environmental sustainability (e.g., finite and renewable resources, environmental footprint, global commons,
peak oil).
e. the role of human interactions with the environment and its relation to the root causes of many global problems.
(http://www4.nau.edu/gli/files/global_learning_legislation.pdf)


Has the institution identified its sustainability-focused and sustainability-related course offerings?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

The Environmental Caucus, the Office of Sustainability, and the Provost's Office work throughout the year to identify and post sustainability-focused and related courses for the upcoming semester. The GreenNAU website run by the Office of Sustainability and the Environmental Caucus has a location for sustainability course listings. Faculty are encouraged to update and submit new courses at any time directly onto the website. These postings are then reviewed by the graduate assistant for the Environmental Caucus.


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

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:

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