Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 33.32
Liaison James Taylor
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2012
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STARS v1.2

University of North Florida
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 John Boozer
Student Assistant
Environmental Center
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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 can be defined as the fulfillment of society's present needs without compromising future generations' ability to meet those same needs. Usually, this involves the development of renewable resources that can limit or permanently end the use of non-renewable resources, which is applied to energy use, natural resources and assets of the environment overall.

If sustainability is included in a course's curriculum, it shall be taught in the context of the relevant academic discipline; however, it shall be guided by the principles of how the natural world operates, human interaction with the environment and the effects of this relationship, how cultures as a whole interact with the environment, and the frameworks created and adopted for managing the environment and moving toward more sustainable practices.

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:

Through the Sustainability Committee, reached out to the faculty representatives to identify such courses within their college. Used the criteria on page 22 and 23 in the "Education for Climate Neutrality and Sustainability: Guidance for ACUPCC Institutions" book to help in accurately identifying these courses.

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

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:

Site created according to list gathered from faculty members. Most courses have a link to a course description. The very few that do not have a link because one did not exist have a course description below the course title.

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