Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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Virginia Commonwealth University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Clifford Fox
Assistant Director
Center for Environmental Studies
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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?:

1. The following sustainability learning objectives were approved in the Fall 2011 meeting to guide the sustainability academics effort at VCU. Classes that meet three or more of these objectives will be considered sustainability focused.:
a. The student will identify the linkages between human and natural systems across multiple scales.
b. The student will be able to do at least three of the following:
i. Gather, evaluate and process sustainability information.
ii. Use communication skills as a part of on-going dialogue on sustainability.
iii. Use problem-solving skills related to ethical sustainability questions.
iv. Use problem-solving skills related to environmental sustainability questions.
v. Use problem-solving skills related to economic sustainability questions.
vi. Use problem-solving skills related to social and political sustainability questions.
vii. Use problem-solving skills related to managerial sustainability questions.

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:

Does the institution make its sustainability course inventory publicly available online?:

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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