Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date March 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Denison University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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 1801
+ Date Revised: May 11, 2016
0
Number of sustainability courses offered 38
+ Date Revised: May 11, 2016
0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 211
+ Date Revised: May 11, 2016
0

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
20
+ Date Revised: May 11, 2016

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
29

Number of years covered by the data:
Two

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:

Each year the Office of Sustainability tracks courses offered by the college and determines which are sustainability courses and which courses that include sustainability.

Included in this are periodic surveys to the faculty to assess content of these courses and whether they are sustainability courses or courses that include sustainability.

In nearly all cases faculty self-indentified courses they teach using this as a guide:

A sustainability course is a course in which the primary and explicit focus is on sustainability and/or on understanding or solving one or more major sustainability challenge (e.g. the course contributes toward achieving principles outlined in the Earth Charter).

Please go to: http://www.earthcharterinaction.org/content/pages/Read-the-Charter.html for a list of these principles*

A course that includes sustainability is primarily focused on a topic other than sustainability, but incorporates a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, includes one or more sustainability-focused activities, or integrates sustainability issues throughout the course.

In many instances multiple sections of the same course were not counted because some faculty teaching those courses did not self-identify.

+ Date Revised: May 11, 2016

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

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:
No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

Only 3-4 credit hour courses are included in this inventory.

Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.