Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.68
Liaison Jennifer Palilonis
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.37 / 14.00 Steve Reed
Director of Academic Systems and ERP Coordinator
Academic Systems
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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 2,957 2,053
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 18 34
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 97 62

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
4.21

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
47

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
26

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
55.32

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?:
Two

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

The Office of Academic Systems generated the course inventory by using a refined keyword search of course titles and descriptions. Course descriptions were then reviewed manually before including in the inventory. There were no course changes in the catalog during AY 2020.


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:
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Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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