Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.39
Liaison Christina Olsen
Submission Date March 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

British Columbia Institute of Technology
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.95 / 14.00
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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 3,345 38
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 58 5
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 273 11

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

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?:

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :
A list of all the undergraduate and graduate courses offered in 2020 was provided by the Registrar's office. This list contained the course name, code, course description and school offering the course.

A combination of keyword searches and reviews of each individual course description, both on the course inventory provided and on the BCIT website, were applied to determine whether the course featured any discussion of sustainability-related topics. From there, each course was individually evaluated.

The STARS course inventory template was used to document sustainability course offerings and track linkages to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each course description was examined to determine which SDGs were addressed in the teaching of the course. Apart from specific mentions of improved literacy outcomes, SDG 4: Quality Education was exempted from this analysis, given its relevance to education and sustainability education as a whole. The final course inventory includes all courses that touched on at least one SDG. For this credit, the STARS and SDG Alignment document was additionally consulted.

The course inventory was then shared with BCIT employees via an internal communication network and through the employee newsletter. The goal being to crowdsource any sustainability-related courses that may have been excluded due to outdated course descriptions.

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:

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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