Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jarrett Smith
Submission Date Dec. 5, 2012
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STARS v1.1

University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mary Coussons-Read
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Provost Office/School of Public Heath
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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?:

A course is related to sustainability if it enhances the education of the student in the conceptualization and implementation of sustainable practices as defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987: “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”
A course is focused on sustainability if, in addition to the above statement, it enhances the education of the student by:
• requiring an inquiry-based, systems analysis approach demanding the integration of economic, environmental, and social sciences
• creating linkages of the university, its faculty, students and resources with the local and global community
• developing research and service activities that address sustainability questions in diverse contexts at different temporal and spatial scales

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:

Studies of course descriptions and how those courses relate to the definition that has been approved for sustainability in the curriculum.

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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