Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Antje Danielson
Administrative Director, Tufts Institute of the Environment & Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program
Tufts Institute of the Environment
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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?:

To meet the present needs through fostering systems that are ecologically sound, economically viable, socially equitable and ensure the health and well-being of its members, while not compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Courses that are related to sustainability deal with one or more of these principles and frame those principles with the concept of sustainability. A class about social equity would not be included unless social equity is taught as an integral component of sustainability.


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:

Course descriptions were used to complete the inventory based on Tufts definition of sustainability. Also, teachers on the sustainability committee were asked whether any of the courses that they taught fit under the definition of a Sustainability related course.

https://webcenter.studentservices.tufts.edu/coursedesc/course_desc_by_dept.aspx


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

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:

Note that the website URL above for the sustainability course inventory is not exactly the same as the full list of sustainability courses, as the definition was not used as methodology for selecting them.

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