Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.93
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date May 9, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Champlain College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.11 / 14.00 Laurie Quinn
Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Academic Affairs
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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 1,179 328
Number of sustainability courses offered 107 29
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 62 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 :

Review of course descriptions in Academic Catalog + a survey to all faculty in Fall 2014; followed up with review of new courses added to Catalog since 2014, applying the Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for categorization. Generally, for "focused" classes, 50% or more of the course content is sustainability/SDG focused; for "included" classes, 50% or less of the course content includes sustainability/SDG.

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 No

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

There are 6 total academic divisions at Champlain College (Core, Education & Human Services, Information Technology & Sciences, Communications & Creative Media, Stiller School of Business, Champlain College Online (includes UG and GR)

Within those 6 divisions there are 50 total programs/majors offered.
18 of those programs/majors require students to take a course that falls within the sustainability course inventory - however, ALL on-campus undergraduate students are required to take Core courses, including Core 120: Concepts of Community, which is classified as a "course offered that includes sustainability". 18 Departments are then used for "Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level)" to include the Core classes + Major required courses.

Total number of classes came from "Active Course List Spring 2019" prepared by Academic Affairs office.

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