|Submission Date||Jan. 30, 2012|
State University of New York at Brockport
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification
Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:
A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:
Given an exponentially growing human population which causes exponentially rising rates of consumption of increasingly scarce natural resources and associated environmental degradation, sustainability—meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (One Common Future: Brundtland Report 1987)—is a critically important topic to address in American higher education at this time in human history. The College at Brockport is well positioned to be a part of the national movement to infuse sustainability, the overriding issue of the 21st century, into our curriculum.
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:
The faculty/staff curriculum survey provided in the STARS resources (from San Diego State) was sent to all faculty/staff at the college. We also employed a student worker who reviewed the course catalogue for any courses that were either sustainability focused or contained elements of sustainability within the course catalogue descriptions. These two methods were cross referenced to determine the inventory of sustainable courses.
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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