Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.31
Liaison Vusal Karimli
Submission Date June 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Caspian University
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Environmental protection course for sustainable development goals

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In 2020, Western Caspian University launched a new environmental literacy general educational requirement that ensures students graduate having taken at least one three-credit course anchored to environmental topics. WCU is one of the first public universities to adopt such a requirement.
A long-sought goal for a passionate group of students and faculty members, the environmental literacy component bolsters the university’s position as a leading institution of higher learning committed to sustainability and environmentalism.
The University’s new Environmental Literacy general education requirement took effect in the 2020-22 catalog, meaning that all students admitted in Fall 2020 and some continuing students will be required to pass at least one three-credit Environmental Literacy course.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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