Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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Pacific Lutheran University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jenny Taylor
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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 means care for people, the planet, and prosperity, both now and in the future. Teaching about sustainability requires critically analyzing and engaging the inseparable importance of environmental, economic, and ethical principles.

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:

Certain learning outcomes are necessary for a class to be deemed a sustainability-related course. They are as follows:
- Increase understanding of sustainability as the complex network of environmental, social, and economic relationships
- Increase conversation about what it means to care for people, the planet, and prosperity now and in the future.
- Nurture empathy, awareness, and respect from an intergenerational and global perspective.

Classes that have at least one of these outcomes has been classified as a sustainability-related course.

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

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:

The majority of research and development of PLU’s sustainability definition was done by Brett Rousseau, a 2011-2012 Sustainability Fellow.

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