Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.65
Liaison Winnie Kwofie
Submission Date April 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

California State University, East Bay
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.63 / 14.00 Sarah Aubert
Lead Curriculum Services Analyst
University Curriculum 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 2,028 833
Number of sustainability courses offered 41 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 0 5

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

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

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

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 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 :

Cal State East Bay has a Sustainability Overlay with specific student learning outcomes. An “Overlay” is a graduation requirement that is fulfilled by completing an approved course. This requirement “lays over” the GE and major programs, because an Overlay course may be lower division or upper division and may also satisfy a GE or major requirement. Thus, the student should not need to take additional courses to meet the Overlay requirements.

There is a process to determine a sustainability overlay course. Using the student learning outcomes as a guide, departments nominate courses for consideration to their college office. Courses that are approved by the college are then sent to Academic Programs and Services to be considered. Approved courses are then sent to the General Education Subcommittee of Academic Senate for approval. All courses that are approved by this Subcommittee are listed in the Course Catalog.

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):

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

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Inventory attached are courses associated with the Cal State East Bay Sustainability Overlay. These graduate courses listed above are not associated with the Sustainability Overlay and therefore omitted in the inventory. These courses were found during a search of the current course catalog for the word, "sustainable."


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