Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.22
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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University of Alaska Anchorage
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Larry Foster
Professor of Mathematics
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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?:

Sustainability includes environmental wisdom, sound economics, and social responsibility.

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:

In partial completion of her capstone project, a Public Administration Masters student inventoried classes listed by UAA in its 2008/2009 academic year catalog utilizing the above definition. She also researched the AASHE website and course offerings listed by peer institutions to assess which courses were considered to be sustainability related or focused.

The identified courses were compiled into an Excel spreadsheet and distributed to faculty members who had volunteered to comprise our sustainability curriculum group. These faculty members vetted the list of courses, culling courses that they felt did not meet the definition and adding courses that had been missed.

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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