Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.36
Liaison Aimee Lemrise
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kris Schachel
Sustainability Coordinator
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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?:

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale has long history of providing curriculum that meets and exceeds the educational, vocational and personal needs of a diverse student body. Since one of the central purposes of the university revolves around helping students fully realize their potential, a curriculum that embraces the principles of sustainability is paramount to the well-being and advancement of our students and institution. In addition, our changing world makes sustainability across the curriculum necessary for creating an environment where students, faculty and the research they engage in can contribute to the cultivation and success of healthy ecosystems and sustainable societies. SIU is in a unique position of influence as an institution of higher learning and works to solve social, economic, educational, scientific, and technological problems in order to have a positive impact on the campus community, region and world. Sustainability relates to nearly every facet of life and as such, a sustainability curriculum must be interdisciplinary and broad in scope to promote collaboration and new opportunities for research, understanding and leadership. SIU offers courses that are “focused” and/or “related” to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability and is strengthened by a multidisciplinary approach that features a vast range of disciplines and departmental offerings.

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:

Comparing course descriptions and course offerings to our curricular definition of sustainability.

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

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:
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