Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.09
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.35 / 14.00 Stephen Nathan
Environmental Earth Science Professor
Environmental Earth Science
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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 950 57
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 26 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 76 1

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 university first defined the terms "sustainability-focused" and "sustainability-related" as they applied to courses. The definitions used are available online https://www.easternct.edu/sustainable-energy-studies/educationandresearch.html. The course descriptions available online were used to determine if the course matched the definitions outlined by the university and AASHE.
The Green Campus Committee developed the survey and disseminated the link via email to all faculty at the end of the spring 2021 semester. The survey asked faculty if their courses focus on, or relate to, the three pillars of sustainability (planet, people, prosperity), and had respondents identify which courses that met these pillars where sustainability-focused and sustainability-inclusive. We had 77 responses (~10% response rate).

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 for this submission is from the 2020-2021 academic year.

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