Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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Western Washington University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Andrew Allison
Sustainability Institute Initiative
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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?:

Western defines sustainability in curriculum as course materials which incorporate readings, guided discussion, topical research, or development projects that:

1) investigate new ways for students use natural and human resources without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs;

2) have a particular focus on one or more aspects of long-term environmental, social, economic, or human health;

3) propose actionable or theoretical opportunities to reverse development trends by reexamining the way we define life, work, and relationships with fellow citizens.

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:

In completing the inventory Institute Staff reviewed each course in the University Catalog for the 2011-2012 academic years, searching course titles and corresponding descriptions that matched criteria described in the broad definition of sustainability studies at WWU.

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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