Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.54
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2020

STARS v2.2

Elon University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.18 / 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 1,055 207
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 18 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 76 3

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
7.69

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
39

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
24

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
61.54

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 complete the course inventory :

A sustainability course and research inventory form (electronic and paper) was created to allow faculty to report their courses and research for the inventory. The sustainability course offerings definition in the Technical Manual was used. Office of Sustainability representatives shared information about the inventory process and requested submissions from departments/department chairs via email and in person. The course inventory from the previous STARS report was reviewed and updated. In addition, the 18-19 Academic Catalog, Summer and Winter Term schedules, 18-19 new or experimental courses and graduate programs were reviewed for additional courses that fit the definition of sustainability course offerings. The final course list for each department/program was sent to the department chair/program coordinator for review. The identified courses were cross-referenced with the 18-19 undergraduate and graduate course schedules to ensure they were offered in 18-19. The numbers used in the STARS Report represent the courses offered in 18-19. The list available at the website provided also includes courses that were in the 18-19 Academic Catalog or program information but not offered in 18-19. The total number of courses offered was determined from a report of 18-19 course offerings provided by the Registrar's office after applying the factors identified below regarding multiple sections and course types. The total number of courses offered only includes courses with 2 credit hours or more. The exception to that is individual voice or instrument instruction courses, which were not included. Variable credit hour courses (e.g, research, internship, student teaching, externship) were not included.


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:
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Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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