Sustainability Course Designation
Goals of the S Designation
- Students with an interest in sustainability will have a way to navigate through existing Gen Ed requirements, without adding any new requirements, using the S Designation as a guide. The designation makes existing course offerings more visible.
- The S designation can also be applied in CTE courses; the S Designation provides an entry point and connection with general education courses. S Des courses may be desirable preparation for some CTE fields.
- The S designation ensures coherent integration of Sustainability Across the Curriculum, including place-based, real-world problem solving and appropriate active pedagogies.
- The S designation provides a benchmark and method of “counting” curriculum for strategic planning, campus sustainability plans, and climate action plan documentation.
- The S designation provides grounding for 2 to 4 year pathways with a concentration in Sustainability.
- The S designation provides students and faculty with common vocabulary that enables a clear statement of the problems encountered in the study of sustainability.
- The S Designation process supports campus work in context, relevant to localized issues, resources, and campus cultures.
- The S Designation has systemwide coherence, but is ultimately unique to each campus.
The S Designation is a strategy to implement EP 4.202 System Sustainability Policy, and it is recommended that all faculty familiarize themselves with the goals of this policy as they relate to curriculum, research, teaching & learning, culture, and community engagement.
For More Information
Please contact Brooke Hansen, firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional information on the S-Designation Program.