Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.79
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date May 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Colorado College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.20 / 14.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 853 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 78 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 78 0

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

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

Number of years covered by the data:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
An inventory of the institution's course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):

The website URL where the inventory of course offerings with sustainability content is publicly available:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the course inventory:

All courses developed in the 2014 and 2015 Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshops and tagged with the sustainability course designation were included. However, not all courses inventoried for STARS reporting have yet gone through the designation process. An intern in the Office of Sustainability also cross-referenced this year's course offerings with courses identified as related to sustainability from previous years' reporting. In addition, the intern went through the course catalog to identify new courses that relate to sustainability, verifying with faculty where necessary. All regular, credit-bearing course offerings during the academic year (blocks 1-8) of 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 were included, excluding theses, independent study courses, adjuncts, and summer courses.

How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
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):

Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:

The Office of Sustainability has recently implemented a course designation for sustainability-focused and -related courses. The designation is was written by a group of students, faculty, and staff that was part of the Sustainability Action Team appointed by the president during the 2013-2014 academic year. A number of courses, mostly ones that were developed by faculty as part of the Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop, have gone through the designation process. These courses are listed on the college's webpage (https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/sustainability/academics/sustainability-courses-2015-2016/). However, the designation is not yet included in the course catalog or on student transcripts.

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