Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.21
Liaison David Husemoller
Submission Date June 7, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

College of Lake County
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.95 / 14.00 David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
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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 865 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 43 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 156 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 :

The number of sustainability courses identified in this inventory are taken from course descriptions in the 2017-18 catalog. Courses were identified as having sustainability content or focus. Content means that the topics of environmental, economic, and/or social sustainability are including with the content presented. These courses can help develop skills that will help students to incorporate sustainability in their coursework and fields of study. "Focus" means the course delved more deeply into content with environmental, economic, and/or social sustainability as a central topic, a principle lens for exploring the topic, and/or an ongoing exploration of the sustainability of the principle topic of study. These selections have been sent to the academic deans of the college for their review and approval.

The concepts of environmental, economic, and social sustainability have been developed and explored by the FY17 AQIP team in a survey of faculty, asking them members. Please the description below for detail about that most recent survey that identifies courses by percentage rather than the full content list of courses developed earlier.

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):

If courses were cross listed between 2 departments or more, they were only counted once.

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 Yes

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

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