Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.67
Liaison Trina Larson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Chandler-Gilbert Community College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.63 / 14.00 Sara Haidle
Sustainability Project Assistant
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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 5,243 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 41 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 192 0

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 :

Inventory of all Fall and Spring courses 2018-2019, broken out by section. We counted courses by section because certain sections are involved in annual sustainability events or taught by specific instructors. In order to classify courses as "sustainability focused" or "sustainability related", we considered:
course description
course competencies
sections that were involved in annual sustainability events (instructor specific - includes Sustainability Day in Spring and Unnatural Disaster Day in Fall)
courses listed under a Sustainability AC (academic certificate) program

When needed, we asked the instructors to provide more information on how their course incorporates sustainability topics, including their syllabus. This provided a much deeper view of the content than the course competencies provide.
The column called "sustainability qualifying evidence" provides the reasoning for classifying as "sustainability focused" or "sustainability related".

We excluded fitness center classes, private instruction, special topics, and classes offered at our senior center (not on our main campuses).

How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course

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 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:

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