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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Nan Jenks-Jay
Dean of Environmental Affairs
Environmental Affairs
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:

Sustainability curriculum relates to or focuses on topics and questions that address aspects of how to live within the regenerative capacity of the earth to meet the needs of present life generations without compromising the ability of future life generations to meet their essential needs as well.

Distinctions between relation and focus were made based on the definitions provided in the criteria for this credit:

Sustainability-focused courses concentrate on the concept of sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions, or examine an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens.

Sustainability-related courses incorporate sustainability as a distinct course component or module or concentrate on a single sustainability principle or issue.


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:

Course descriptions in the course catalog for Winter, Spring, and Fall 2010 semesters were reviewed to compile an inventory of sustainability related and focused courses using the definition given above.


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

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:

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.