Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.10
Liaison Lynn Stoddard
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Eastern Connecticut State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.30 / 14.00 Stephen Nathan
Environmental Earth Science Professor
Environmental Earth Science
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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 815 65
Number of sustainability courses offered 14 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 43 0

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
12

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
17

Number of years covered by the data:
One

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):

See above inventory.


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:

The university first defined the terms "sustainability-focused" and "sustainability-related" as they applied to courses. The definitions used are available online http://www1.easternct.edu/energyscience/education-and-research/. The course descriptions available online were used to determine if the course matched the definitions outlined by the university in one of the two categories. Practicums, internships and independent studies were not included because little information was available online for those areas.


How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
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 (if different from the options outlined above):

N/A


Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships No
Practicums No
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

This information was collected using an inventory created by ISE intern Dan Wunderlin and was verified by Steve Nathan.

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.