Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.78
Liaison Jessica Bowen
Submission Date March 4, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Aquinas College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 13.05 / 14.00 Jessica Eimer Bowen
Director of Sustainability
Center for Sustainability
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses offered by the institution that are sustainability course offerings:
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 1,011 110
Number of sustainability courses offered 35 6
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 186 4

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
20.61

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
33

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
25

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
75.76

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

A brief description of the methodology used to determine the total number of courses offered and to identify sustainability course offerings, including the definitions used and the process for reviewing and/or validating the course inventory :

All department chairs were provided with a survey during spring 2018 and asked to classify courses in their program. Chairpersons were provided with the exact instructions and details included in the STARS 2.1 technical manual to help guide the process. For the handful of chairs that did not respond, sustainability staff used the academic catalog to identify sustainability courses and courses that include sustainability.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each course was counted as a single course regardless of the number of offerings or sections

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):

Courses that are cross listed between departments were only listed once and the cross listing was removed.


Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships Yes
Practicums Yes
Independent study Yes
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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