Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.13
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Nov. 7, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 14.00 / 14.00 Kirstie Tedrick
Sustainability Coordinator
Housing & Dining Services
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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 2,245 1,396
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 130 78
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 393 222

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
22.60

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
59

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
59

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
100

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?:
One

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

Our methodology approach was taken directly from the STARS 2.2 technical manual. For our report, we developed a survey to send out to all faculty at CSU. This survey listed the definitions for sustainability focused and sustainability inclusive courses and listed some examples. We worked with the Provost to send this out with all faculty on campus to add their courses, course descriptions, add how the sustainability concepts (social, economic, and environmental) were integrated into the courses. The final course inventory is attached along with our methodology.

Sustainability courses are indicated in our inventory and have a primary and explicit focus on sustainability.

Courses that include sustainability are indicated in our inventory, as well as courses that have a primary focus other than sustainability but incorporate or integrate sustainability challenges, activities, service-learning, research, and/or case studies. As a land grant institution, many of these courses offer field experience and/or hands-on research or laboratory learning opportunities.


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:

We counted each course that was offered for the 2021-2022 academic year just once and did not factor in courses that have multiple sections or offered multiple times each academic year.


Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The copy of unique courses does not include the following courses:
- Internships
- Practicums
- Thesis
- Dissertation
- Just ‘Seminar’
- Just ‘Capstone’
- Field Placements
- Group Studies
- Just ‘Research’

These were not included in the inventory because these courses do not offer a course description as they vary by semester/student.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.