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Academic Sustainability Designation
In order to implement recommendations from the Strategic Knowledge Development process conducted in 2013-14 and in support of The Colorado College Plan: Building on the Block, Colorado College is developing a sustainability designation so that students may refer to specific learning objectives completed during their education at the college. Recommendations from the report to implement this designation are as follows:
The goal of sustainability education at CC is to fully and creatively utilize the strengths of the Block Plan in order to empower students to investigate the relationships between social, economic, and environmental challenges, particularly as they apply to our communities. Through a liberal arts education, sustainability studies at CC should strengthen our relationship to the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains as well as the broader human economy and the larger ecosystem in which it is embedded.
Sustainability offerings will be divided into two categories [following The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) guidelines]:
- Sustainability-focused courses (T1) explicitly concentrate on at least three of the objectives listed in the application below and the potential relationships between them.
- Sustainability-related courses (T2) focus on one of the objectives listed in the application below and perhaps contemplate connections to other topics.