Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Dalhousie University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Grace Okpala
Sustainability Project Officer
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 2763 1113
Number of sustainability courses offered 138 45
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 153 23

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
33

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
73

Number of years covered by the data:
One

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):
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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:

Inventory was completed by assessing both the undergraduate and graduate academic calendars and academic timetable for courses that were sustainability focused and courses that include sustainability. The academic calendars list the possible courses that students can take at the University and the academic timetable contains the courses that were offered . Within the course description, it is possible to infer whether or not a course is sustainability focused or includes sustainability.

http://www.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/academics/academiccalendar/Undergraduate%20Calendar%20pdf%2013_14.pdf
http://www.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/academics/academiccalendar/Graduate%20Calendar%202013_2014.pdf
http://www.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/academics/academiccalendar/Professional%20Calendar%202013_2014.pdf


How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
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):
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Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships Yes
Practicums Yes
Independent study Yes
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation Yes
Clinical Yes
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

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

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
Yes

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