|Submission Date||Oct. 8, 2012|
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification
Director of Sustainability
Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:
A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:
Valencia College takes the approach that courses covering sustainability issues help equip their students to lead society to a sustainable future and that sustainability content can be infused in any course. We have identified Sustainability-focused courses and Sustainability-related courses using the following definitions and seek to expand the number of courses in each category.
-Sustainability-focused courses concentrate on the concept of sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions, or examine an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens.
-Sustainability-related courses incorporate sustainability as a course component or module, or address a single sustainability principle or issue, such as economic development, social justice, public health, energy, water, sustainable building or design, environmental health, land use, environmental policy, biodiversity, socio-economic diversity, human rights, etc.
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:
Initially sustainability-focused courses were identified by the Sustainability Committee, which includes faculty leaders. A survey was administered in September 2012 to all faculty to identify other sustainability-focused courses and sustainability-related sections of courses.
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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