Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.30
Liaison William Clancey
Submission Date Feb. 9, 2017
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Durham College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.49 / 14.00 Tanya Roberts
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 3,200 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 143 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 136 0

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

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

Number of years covered by the data:

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):

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:

A course audit was completed by the sustainability office to determine what courses were deemed "sustainable courses" vs. "courses that include sustainability.

A STARS faculty survey was also distributed and results were weighed

How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
Other (please describe below)

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):

Each course was counted through individual programs

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

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

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:

Regarding data discrepancy between IC 3 and AC 1 - AC 1 lists 9 academic departments because the credit asks how many departments offer sustainability courses. My understanding is that departments are facilities, human resources, etc. and academic divisions are faculties who offer the courses. We only have 9 academic divisions/departments who offer courses, so I’m not sure how to accurately report for AC 1

1. Centre for Food (CFF)
2. School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
3. School of Continuing Education
4. School of Health & Community Services (HCS)
5. School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)
6. School of Justice & Emergency Services (JES)
7. School of Media, Art & Design (MAD)
8. School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
9. School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology (START)

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