Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.75
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date July 29, 2013
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Rochester Institute of Technology
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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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?:

At the Rochester Institute of Technology, the term sustainability encompasses holistic approaches to the understanding and resolution of ecological, economic, social, and ethical problems, with the goal of working within and restoring the natural systems and resources necessary to meet the needs of the current generation in an equitable manner without jeopardizing future generations.

Sustainability classes provide students with an understanding of the systemic interactions and the integration of economic, social, and environmental connectedness.

Focused courses have sustainability at their core, concentrating on the systemic interactions of economic, social, and environmental systems, or examining an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens. In focused courses there is a strong emphasis on critical thinking, problem identification, and problem solving.

Related courses incorporate sustainability as a distinct course component or module or concentrate on a single sustainability principle or issue.

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:

All courses offered over the last two years were reviewed and evaluated against the definition

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:

The definition was developed by the Campus Environment Committee, a sub committee of the Academic Senate.

The definition was developed by the Campus Environment Committee, a sub committee of the Academic Senate.

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