Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.63
Liaison Robert Sitler
Submission Date Dec. 5, 2012
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Stetson University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Grady Ballenger
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
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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?:

Environmental Responsibility courses provide a sense of place in the natural environment by helping students to think critically about the human relationship to the Earth, and thus focus upon the interactions between society and the environment. They help develop the students’ capacities for reflection and action in their personal, professional, and public lives; students learn to analyze their principles and beliefs, and develop skills for active civic engagement.

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:

Dr. Camille King led a committee comprised of at least three faculty members teaching courses in different departments; they collectively developed Stetson University’s definition of sustainability in the curriculum through the General Education Environmental Responsibility (“R”) courses.

The revision of the General Education Curriculum occurred at Stetson University was effective Fall 2009; therefore, all students enrolled at Stetson University in Fall 2009 and thereafter have had the option of taking the offered sustainability-related courses. The General Education Curriculum now incorporates several types of values consistent with sustainability: Diversity, Equity, and Environmental Responsibility; those for Environmental Responsibility are most directly related to the Goals of STARS.

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:

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