Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.05
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date June 2, 2011
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Western Kentucky University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Lesley Heck
Assistant to Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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?:

WKU defines sustainability in the curriculum as follows:

Sustainability-focused courses explore a broad range of sustainability topics, or examine an issue in depth, often using “sustainability as a lens” to approach problem-solving and decision-making.

Sustainability-related courses include one or more components from this list as a discrete course component. To be counted, a course must contain at least one sustainability-related learning objective in its class syllabus.

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 Sustainability Across the Curriculum faculty development retreat was held in June, 2010. The faculty in attendance completed the sustainability courses form (attached) and have turned in additional forms for courses they have created or revised for sustainability content as a result of the retreat. In addition, an audit was done of university courses through the course registration system, checking syllabi and course objectives.

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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