Curriculum

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) uses the following definitions to recognize sustainability in the curriculum:

  • Sustainability-Focused courses place a strong emphasis on questions of sustainability connected to many or all aspects of the course curriculum.
  • Sustainability-Related courses incorporate smaller aspects into the course work or simply focus on one sustainability principle.

WPI is not evaluated by the AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating Survey (STARS), but the following is an estimate of their rating system applied to our curriculum. There are 70 sustainability courses, 32 are sustainability-focused and 38 are sustainability-related.

WPI Sustainability in Course Work (72KB pdf)