Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Elon University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.40 / 14.00 Elaine Durr
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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 1033 208
Number of sustainability courses offered 13 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 48 3

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
5.16

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
38

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
19

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
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 total number of courses offered was determined from a report of 16-17 course offerings provided by the Registrar's office after applying the factors identified below regarding multiple sections and course types.
The course inventory from the previous STARS report was reviewed to ensure the courses were offered in the 16-17 academic year and still meet the criteria in the STARS Technical Manual. In addition, the 16-17 Academic Catalog, Summer 2016 schedule, Winter Term 2017 schedule and graduate programs were reviewed for additional courses that fit the definition of sustainability course and course that includes sustainability provided in the STARS Technical Manual. Any questions were directed toward the department chair/program coordinator or faculty member for review. The identified courses were cross-referenced with the 16-17 undergraduate and graduate course schedules to ensure they were offered in the 16-17 academic year. The numbers used in the STARS Report represent the courses offered in the 16-17 academic year. The list available at the website provided also includes courses that were in the 16-17 Academic Catalog or program information but not offered in the 16-17 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 (if different from the options outlined above):
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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 Yes
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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Physical Education, Performance Arts and Clinical courses were only included if they were 2 or more credit hours. The exception to that is individual voice or instrument instruction courses, which were not included.

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.