Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.42
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Fullerton
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.57 / 14.00 Brenda Bowser
Associate Professor
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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 2,932 1,053
Number of sustainability courses offered 5 2
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 173 53

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 :

Methodology: In 2015, a keyword search was developed by one (1) faculty member, and two (2) staff members. The Institution's Course Catalog was reviewed and applicable Sustainability/ Sustainability-Included courses were identified, either from the course's title or brief description. Along with this review, a faculty survey had been previously conducted to identify Sustainability/ Sustainability-Included courses.

In 2018, the course inventory was updated following the same methodology, using a keyword search developed by one (1) faculty member and one (1) administrator. An online curriculum management system was searched to identify Sustainability and Sustainability-Included courses added to the campus curriculum since 2015. Additionally, five courses that were listed in 2015 in error were removed.

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 Yes
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation Yes
Clinical Yes
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

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

CSUF has expanded our Sustainability and Sustainability-Included curriculum since 2015. New sustainability courses have been added in Anthropology, Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies, and Health Science for undergraduate and graduate students.

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