Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 34.50
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Central Washington University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.59 / 14.00 Kavan Stoltenow
Environmental Studies
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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 1,923 494
Number of sustainability courses offered 10 4
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 96 17

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 :

An excel file of graduate courses and undergraduate courses was obtained from the registrar office, specifically Cindy Carleton. One-by-one, each course designated as applicable or not, and sustainable or not. Courses that were not included were all of the types listed in the STARS technical manual as well as ROTC/Military courses, workshops, seminars, and individual research courses. Classes that were considered as sustainable courses included all classes that specifically mentioned sustainability as a focus in their course description. Courses that were designated as covering sustainability as a topic were those that mentioned sustainability in their course description and those that dealt with management of natural resources and human/environment interactions.

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):

Courses offered more than once within one academic year or between the two were counted once. Cross-listed courses were counted once for each department in which they were listed.

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

Changes were made after the initial assessment of undergraduate courses, so the first tab does not reflect the last two in some locations. I am unsure if designated too many types of courses as not applicable.

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