Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.29
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date June 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Yale University
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Keri Enright-Kato
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:
No

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:
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Has the institution identified its sustainability-focused and sustainability-related course offerings?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

Not all courses are created equal and will not prepare students equally for careers related to sustainability. To gauge the relevance of courses to preparing students for these careers, we developed a numerical relevance ranking, ranging from 1 (less relevant) to 3 (extremely relevant). To ensure that criteria were applied consistently, data was cross-checked by additional student research assistants.

A note on method: the course assessment was limited by the subjectivity of many of the steps – particularly the ranking system and classification of sustainability skills. For courses with limited descriptions, relevant courses may have been missed because publicly posted descriptions were not detailed enough.


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

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:

The publicly available courses listed in the link above are for the Undergraduate Environmental Studies Degree.

The School of Forestry and Environmental Studies also provides a public website for all of its course listing. http://environment.yale.edu/courses/

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.