Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.95
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2020

STARS v2.2

East Carolina University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.39 / 14.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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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 3,855 2,988
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 96 75
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 309 177

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

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?:

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

The Sustainability Course Inventory for ECU was updated by a student intern working for the University Sustainability Manager. She used the original keyword list that we used last time plus the keyword/phrase list developed by AASHE that is based on the UN SDGs. The course inventory was kept separated for undergrad versus graduate courses this time. Faculty were also asked to self-report courses that were sustainability focused or inclusive in order to capture additional courses that would not have been included by the keyword search.

The Sustainability Course Inventory for ECU was developed by a former faculty member named Eban Bean who has since taken a job and moved to Florida. The inventory was created using a list of key words that was originally put together by staff at UNC Chapel Hill and presented at the 2014 AASHE Conference. Using that list, as well as the criteria for identifying a sustainability course versus a course that includes sustainability, Dr. Bean developed the total course inventory and the sustainability course inventory for ECU based on the 2014-15 academic year.

How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each course was counted as a single course regardless of the number of offerings or sections

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted:

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
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Data Source: ECU Registrar Office

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