Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.56 / 14.00 Avalon Diggle
Ms.
Office of Sustainability
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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 3,132 1,127
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 205 60
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 177 43

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
11.39

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
74

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
67

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
90.54

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 :

Inventory was completed by searching both the undergraduate and graduate academic timetables for courses offered within the 2019/2020 academic year that were sustainability focused and courses that include sustainability. The academic timetables list the available courses that students can take at the University. Within the course description, it was usually possible to infer whether or not a course is sustainability focused or includes sustainability.

The following course types were not included in the total course count or within the inventory:
- Internships
- Practicums
- Independent study
- Special topics
- Thesis
- Clinical
- Physical education
- Performance art

The completed inventory was disseminated to all faculties across the institution to validate by faculties for accuracy and thoroughness in the courses that were included, and to seek suggestions for any additional sustainability-related courses that might have been missed or initially excluded from the existing list.


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:

Courses were counted individually if they were offered multiple times within a term or year. Cross-listed classes across different departments were also individually counted.


Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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