Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.39
Liaison Lynn Stoddard
Submission Date Dec. 31, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Eastern Connecticut State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.42 / 14.00 Stephen Nathan
Environmental Earth Science Professor
Environmental Earth Science
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 877 65
Number of sustainability courses offered 13 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 40 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
5.63

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
24

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
15

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
62.50

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 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 :

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 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 (if different from the options outlined above):

N/A


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:

This information was collected using a template created by Laura Miller and updated by Josephine Brickner and Stephen Nathan.

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