Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.17
Liaison Jamey Pavey
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Earlham College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.87 / 14.00 Jamey Pavey
Director of the Integrated Program in Sustainability
Sustainability and Environmental Studies
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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 1530 31
Number of sustainability courses offered 34 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 88 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
7.82

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
41

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
23

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
56.10

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?:
Three

A brief description of the methodology used to determine the total number of courses offered and to identify sustainability course offerings, including the definitions used and the process for reviewing and/or validating the course inventory :

Students in the Environmental Leadership Program looked at every course offered in 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 and identified sustainability focused and related courses using the criteria from STARS.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
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 semester a course was offered was counted as a separate course. Multiple sections of courses were not counted as separate courses, with the exception of our "Earlham Seminar" courses, which are first-year courses in which each section has a different topic.


Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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For this credit, we did not include courses in Earlham School of Religion graduate programs. Earlham School of Religion operates on a totally different calendar and course structure than the College. Including their course counts would be very difficult due to the fact that the structures are so different.

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.