Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.16
Liaison Ellie Perry
Submission Date June 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Dominguez Hills
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.85 / 14.00 Ellie Perry
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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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 1,855 775
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 31 10
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 76 6

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
4.68

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
91

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
27

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
29.67

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 complete the course inventory :

Review of 2019-2020 course catalog to identify sustainability courses or courses that integrated sustainability based on the course description. Courses that described teaching the relationship between humans and the environment in an anthropomorphic context was counted. Course descriptions that discussed sustainable development topics (i.e. climate change, transportation, urban development, reducing fuel use, etc.) were also included.

Also manually added courses that actively partnered with the Office of Sustainability to infuse sustainability into the syllabus and those faculty that indicated they were doing so even though the course descriptions did not explicitly include these activities. This also included responses to a campus-wide faculty survey promoted by the Academic Senate and Academic Affairs encouraging faculty to self-identify any taught courses and research involving sustainability that may have been missed.


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:
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Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Updated inventory based on faculty self-reporting on sustainability integration into courses after original inventory was released.

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