Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 16, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bates College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.76 / 14.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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 350 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 35 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 34 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
19.71

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
31

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
18

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
58.06

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 :

The course descriptions were reviewed in the course catalog for 2015-2016. Those courses which included dimensions of sustainability of urban and natural environments, and humans and non-humans were included. Sustainability criteria included economic, environmental, equity, and ethical considerations.


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):

Not different from above.


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

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