Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tom Goldsmith
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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St. John's University, New York
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Frank Cantelmo
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences
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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?:

Sustainability: The ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The scope of ‘sustainability’ ranges from environmental to social and economic issues, and seeks to establish a balance of these things so as to ensure diversity and well-being for now and for the future.

For academic related content, issues/ topics like fair wages and working conditions, poverty relief, environmental stewardship, resource management, supply and demand, local economies/ business, etc. all fall under the umbrella of sustainability.

Sustainability-focused courses concentrate on the concept of sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions, or examine an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens.

Sustainability-related courses incorporate sustainability as a 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

In order to determine which courses are sustainability focused or related a survey was completed by all academic departments on campus. The survey was sent to each department. On the survey all courses offered by the department were listed with the option to indicate (check off) whether a particular course was sustainbility focused or related.


Does the institution make its sustainability course inventory publicly available online?:
No

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:
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