Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.82
Liaison Sandy DeJohn
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Binghamton University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.52 / 14.00 Carl Lipo
Director of Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies Program
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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 1,544 # 616 #
Number of sustainability courses offered 32 # 12 #
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 212 # 55 #

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
14.40

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
44 #

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
38 #

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
86.36

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 :

We compiled the inventory by review the course descriptions for all of the course offerings in departments at Binghamton University that met the requirements of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. For each course that was offered during the academic year semester (Fall 2018, Spring 2019), we evaluated each course description to determine whether the content of the class was primarily focused on issues of sustainability or whether it included content related to sustainability. We listed courses that are cross-listed in departments only once.


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 were only listed once based on their description in the schedule. We did not include sections. Cross listed courses were only counted once and listed in their parent department or program.


Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships Yes
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
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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