Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Alex Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Carleton College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.10 / 14.00 Alexandra Miller
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Energy and Sustainability
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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 339 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 32 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 52 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
24.78

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
43

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
20

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
46.51

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 :

Carleton's Director of Environmental Studies collaborated with the sustainability assistant (STA) program to identify sustainability focused and sustainability related courses by looking through the registrar's list of courses and classifying relevant courses as "sustainability-focused" or "sustainability-related." This list is posted on the sustainability website.

Furthermore, the Majors and Concentrations tab in the College's Academics web page includes Sustainability in a list of "Other Topics of Interest." The courses listed in that link are maintained by a professor in Carleton's environmental studies department.


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):

The number of sections each year were not counted twice to align with the total number of courses offered.


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