Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.23
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2012
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ian Johnson
Research Fellow
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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?:

UWRF has an established definition of sustainability from the Faculty Survey that was conducted in 2008-09. From the Sustainability Faculty Survey: “We define sustainability as that which ‘meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’ (the United Nation’s Brundtland Commission, 1987). We believe sustainability is more than recycling, alternative energies, or dimming the lights. In recognition of our responsibility to future generations, at UWRF sustainability is demonstrated by our belief that society must adopt a fundamental set of (ecologic, social, and economic) values, principles, and practices that frame how we think, choose, and act upon daily decisions in personal, professional, and civic life.”

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:

A faculty survey was administered to the Deans and Chairs of all departments in 2008 to assess sustainability-focused and -related courses. The survey is included as an appendix in the Sustainable Campus Community Plan (currently in draft stage; public version forthcoming).

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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