Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.75
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Nov. 18, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bucknell University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.63 / 14.00 Matt Higgins
Faculty Director BCSE
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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 414 0
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 108 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 138 0

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 student intern for the Office of Campus Sustainability, working under the supervision of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment (BCSE) and the Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS), reviewed every course listed in the 2022 course catalog and compared course descriptions to AASHE's definitions for sustainability courses. BCSE staff examined the 2022-2023 Bucknell course catalog and reviewed every course and course description using the criteria discerning between “sustainability-focused” and “sustainability-inclusive” courses detailed by AASHE (https://stars.aashe.org/resources-support/help-center/academics/academic-courses/). Furthermore, courses were also reviewed regarding course themes aligning with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From this process, courses deemed either “sustainability-focused” or “sustainability-inclusive” were included in the total of sustainability courses. Courses that did not meet the criteria stated by AASHE were excluded from the list of sustainability courses.

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:

Each course was counted as one regardless of sections they were taught.

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

Bucknell offers many Environmental Engineering graduate courses, but have not had students pursuing this degree in the past year. Those courses are not included. In this cycle, BCSE did not include graduate courses.

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