|Submission Date||Aug. 22, 2011|
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:
A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:
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:
An Environmental Project Coordinator at Western's Physical Plant examined all departments and their corresponding course descriptions from 2008 to 2011 through Western's online academic calendar. Based on the information provided from each department's website and the academic calendar, sustainability-focused and -related courses were compiled according to the definitions provided by AASHE.
To ensure that the course inventory is as accurate as possible, an email was sent out to every department's undergraduate and graduate chairs to validate the compiled course inventory. This engagement allowed faculty members to remove as well as add courses. Once replies were received from faculty, amendments were made to the sustainability course inventory.
Does the institution make its sustainability course inventory publicly available online?:
The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.