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Welcome from British Columbia Have a seat near the front, according to your type of institution.
Sustainability Course Inventory as a Foundation for Sustainability and Environmental Program Development Using STARS Dan Burns Vivian Neal Faculty of Environment Teaching & Learning Centre Simon Fraser University Arnica Rowan Okanagan College
Faculty of Environment New Faculty Geography Resource Management Archaeology Environmental Science Sustainable Community Development Additional mandate to catalyze and coordinate interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability programs
Course Inventory Both Environment and Sustainability Approximately 300 undergraduate courses Spreadsheet format provided : Title and NumberCredits Course DescriptionPrerequisites How Often TaughtPrevious Instructors Course CapacityCourse Enrollment
Interdisciplinary Program Development Interdisciplinary Programs utilizing courses outside of home department Examples: –Environmental Literacy Certificate (all students) –Environmental Health (Environment/Health) –Bachelor of Environment –Ecological Restoration
Faculty Environmental Networks Program and Program Development/Modification Participation in Collaborative Teaching Advocating for Sustainability & Environment Programs –Within home departments/Faculties –University-wide (Senate, Academic Plan etc) Fast-tracking curriculum proposals Identifying Problems Early in Development
Key Lessons Limitations of Keywords (False -/False +) Course Descriptions vs. Syllabi Temporary courses not identified Pedagogy information not Provided Takes more time than anticipated Next Steps –Phase II (refinement) –Dissemination of inventory & networks
With your table, consider: How could you use the STARS course inventory to enhance curriculum at your institution? What relationship do you see between your institutional culture, processes and structure and the STARS framework?