Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.21
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2022

STARS v2.2

Denison University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.85 / 14.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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 1,089 0
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 94 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 229 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
29.66

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
33

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
24

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
72.73

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 :

Each year the Office of Sustainability tracks courses offered by the college and determines which are sustainability-focused courses and which courses are sustainability-inclusive. Included in this are periodic surveys to the faculty to assess content of these courses and allow faculty to self-identify courses they teach as falling into one of these two categories based on their syllabi.

Generally speaking Denison uses the United Nations Sustainability Development goals as the benchmark for helping determine which courses fit and which do not.

Some courses at Denison become sustainability-related based on who teaches the course and their particular interest in sustainability issues.


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:

To simplify counting, all sections of a course are counted, however, cross listed courses are only counted once to avoid double-counting. To the extent possible, only courses that are 3-4 credit courses are included in this inventory. In other words, we attempted to leave out 1 credit seminar courses and things like music lessons.


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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