Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.70
Liaison Whitney Crooks
Submission Date April 27, 2012
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Red River College Polytechnic
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sara MacArthur
Sustainability Manager
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?:

An interdisciplinary approach to providing students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will enable them to appreciate the interdependence between social justice, sound economics, and meaningful environmental practices in today’s world.


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:

A two-step process was used.
First, a text analysis of course descriptions using a set of key words associated with the three pillars of sustainability – Social, Economic, and Environmental - was used. Members of the Academic Working Group provided input on keywords to use in this search.

Next, a subset of these courses, which included 2407 full-time diploma and certificate courses, were manually reviewed to ensure consistency with the automtated approach. This process identified similar rates of sustainability related and focused courses.


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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