Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.45
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.72 / 14.00 Monika Kamboures
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning & Management
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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 3018 143
Number of sustainability courses offered 0 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 115 12

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
4.02

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
47

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
29

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
61.70

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 :

A quarterly survey is administered to department chairs asking them to identify courses with sustainability focus or sustainability offerings. These results are published in a quarterly Sustainability Course Guide and published for students.


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):

The courses included in the Sustainability Course Guide include related and focused courses approved by the department. The figures in Part 1 came from courses deemed sustainable based on an more general definition. For instance there may be a course that would be considered sustainability in terms of social justice and therefor included within the count of courses.


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

There are more sustainability courses currently offered, but we listed based on one quarter's offerings.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.