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Community-Based Learning Director
Saint Joseph’s College uses a two-tiered designation system to identify sustainability-focused courses and sustainability-related course sections. The guidelines are based on *AASHE’s recommendations and **STARS recognition. Courses are designated in the course catalog and can be easily identified both in the course listing and course descriptions. The catalog is available online and can be viewed by both current and prospective students: http://catalog.sjcme.edu/content.php?catoid=31&navoid=1019
AASHE guideline: “…a course in which the primary and explicit focus is on sustainability and/or on understanding or solving one or more major sustainability challenge.”
AASHE guideline: “…a course that includes sustainability that is primarily focused on a topic other than sustainability, but incorporates a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, includes one or more sustainability- focused activities, or integrates sustainability issues throughout the course.”
* The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
** Sustainability Tracking and Recognition System
Faculty are given the College's definition of sustainability and self-report which designation, if any, their courses carry. The catalog is continuously updated for accuracy.
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.