Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.95
Liaison Joan Pauly
Submission Date June 14, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Berea College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.69 / 14.00 Nancy Gift
Program Chair
Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (SENS)
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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 1,226 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 17 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 31 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
3.92

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
32

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
15

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
46.88

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?:
Three

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 :

At year-end, each faculty member submits a report to the Dean regarding the activities of the year. At that time, the Dean requested faculty specifically identify courses offered during the last academic year that met the above definitions of sustainability. Compliance with this aspect of reporting was voluntary.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course

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

Courses with multiple offerings were counted as single courses.


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 Yes
Clinical Yes
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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In response to the last two questions:
Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?
Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?
Yes, but only if the courses are in the sustainability program (SENS)

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