Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Allen Bottorff
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Valencia College
ER-8: Sustainability Courses by Department

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.00 / 7.00 Deborah Green
Director of Sustainability
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The number of departments that offer at least one sustainability-related or -focused course :

The total number of departments that offer courses:

A list of departments that offer sustainability courses:
2 departments- Biology including Horticulture; Engineering and Building Construction offer Sustainability-focused classes, as identified by instructors. Of the 14 departments/divisions, 13 departments/divisions offer Sustainability-related classes, as identified by instructors through a September 2012 survey. These are: Communication, Architecture, Engineering & Technology Division, Science, Business, Behavioral & Social Sciences Division, Fine Arts Division, Humanities & Foreign Language Division, Humanities & Foreign Language Division, Nursing Division, Mathematics Division, Curriculum and Articulation. Only Arts & Entertainment Division does not so far.

The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of departments that offer sustainability courses is available:
A copy of the sustainability course inventory :
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Fourteen "divisions" offer courses on the six campuses of Valencia College. These are combined differently related to the size of the campuses, in some cases having official departments beneath the divisions and in other cases not. The following are the 14 divisions (departments): Allied Health Division; Architecture, Engineering & Technology Division; Arts & Entertainment Division; Business Administration; Business, Behavioral & Social Sciences Division; Business, Information Technology & Social Sciences; Communications Division; Fine Arts Division; Humanities & Foreign Language Division; Mathematics; Nursing Division; Science Division; Social Sciences & Physical Education Division, and Curriculum and Articulation. This inventory of departments offering Sustainability-focused or Sustainability-related courses can serve as a baseline, as this fall 2012 we begin the effort to infuse Sustainability Across the Curriculum, with our first 2-day Faculty Development workshop.

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