|Submission Date||Feb. 11, 2011|
Portland State University
ER-6: Sustainability-Focused Courses
Academic Sustainability Program Manager
Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices
The number of sustainability-focused courses offered :
The total number of courses offered :
Number of years covered by the data:
A list of sustainability-focused courses offered:
The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of sustainability-focused courses is available:
Portland State University requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: http://www.ecowiki.pdx.edu/
Explanation: Due to technical constraints and miscommunication, the sustainability course inventory was not made available on the PSU Ecowiki (the website originally provided). While we continue to work on providing the inventory at this site, we have also added it to the main pdx.edu/sustainability site.
A copy of the sustainability course inventory:
Portland State University requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: secure/73/2/15/382/Sustainability Courses (W2010-F2010).xlsx
Explanation: The new pdf files addresses the following concerns raised by the original xlsx file: 1) There is no list of sustainability-focused courses offered. Either a list of sustainability-focused courses is required OR a sustainability course inventory (supposedly, the xlsx file you uploaded is an inventory). It would be nice to have a PDF list here, however. 2) Based on what is in the notes section for ER cr 6 & 7, we expected to see some sort of notation ("E," "I," or "I+") to indicate how sustainability is addressed in the course (whether it is focused on or related to sustainability) - but we didn't see that.
See ER-5 for the methodology used to develop these numbers.
For academic year 2008-09, this is a representative sample, not a campus wide inventory.
"E": Explicit-- any of the following criteria are met:
-Discusses sustainability in course description
-Sustainability included in learning objectives/course goals
-Major reading focuses explicitly on sustainability
-Sustainability in explicitly included in a major assignment or major section of the course