Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.80
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Vermont
IN-38: Sustainability Course Designation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Wendy Verrei-Berenback
Assistant Director
Center for Teaching and Learning
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A brief description of the formal sustainability course designation program:

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for courses proposed for inclusion in the Sustainability General Education curriculum. All course proposals (new courses, and existing courses) seeking Sustainability Course status must be submitted via UVM's Courseleaf system. Once the course proposal has been submitted electronically in Courseleaf, it will follow the workflow established for the specific college or school, ultimately making its way to the Sustainability Curriculum Review Committee. Proposals are accepted at any time during the academic year, from all academic fields and disciplines. The instructional faculty for sustainability courses must hold a UVM faculty appointment.

Sustainability Course Proposal Guidelines
1. Submit a Course Action Form through the Courseleaf system
2. In the Sustainability Learning Outcomes section of Courseleaf, select "Yes" in the section "Are you seeking sustainability learning outcome (SLO) credit approval as part of this action?"
2.Attach a course syllabus to the Courseleaf submission
3. Provide a brief history of the course/curriculum, general reasons why the course satisfies the SLO, and any other contextual information that can assist the committee in its review process.
3. Describe how your course meets each of the four sustainability learning outcomes. You will be prompted to answer the following for each of the four learning outcomes:
-Level of exposure: (Introduces/Reinforces/Mastery) It is expected that for three of the outcomes, the level of exposure will be at least "reinforces".
-Activity title/type, lecture or activity content, topics taught, etc.
-Description of the activity and how it addresses the SLO and any assessment methods used to demonstrate learning.

Sustainability Course Proposal Review
During the proposal review, the SCRC will look for the following:
1. Evidence in the syllabus that the course meets the four sustainability learing outcomes
2. The level of exposure for three of the outcomes will be at least "reinforces"

A copy of the official course catalog where the sustainability course designations appear:

Website URL for the official course catalog where the sustainability course designations appear:
Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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