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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.41
Liaison Fletcher Alexander
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Chico
IN-1: Sustainability Course Designation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 James Pushnik
Director and Rawlins Professor of Environmental Literacy
Institute for Sustainable Development
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Does the institution formally designate sustainability courses in its standard course catalog or listings?:
Yes

A brief description of the formal sustainability course designation program, including the methodology used to identify and approve courses for inclusion:

Sustainability Courses

Courses marked with a green leaf symbol are a part of CSU, Chico's devotion to sustainability practices and education. These green courses emphasize environmentally responsible awareness and learning.

A list of student learning outcomes were developed by an interdisciplinary faculty learning community identifying key issues of sustainability and these were used to evaluate courses requesting a sustainability course designation in the campus catalog. The process included the submission of a course syllabus and detailed description of how the instruction substantially addressed a minimum of 3 of the learning outcomes. Evaluation of the submissions is conducted by a Education and Research subcommittee of the Campus Sustainability Committee


Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.