Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.81
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Florida Gulf Coast University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 14.00 / 14.00 Katie Leone
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" 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 912 107
Number of sustainability courses offered 4 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 236 94

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

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

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

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 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 :

FGCU's Sustainability Manager worked with the Office of the Registrar to establish a Sustainability Component (SUSC) course attribute. They used the inventory of courses compiled for FGCU's STARS 2014 submission as a starting point. Deans, department chairs, program leaders, and faculty members across the institution added or omitted courses from the 2014 inventory as needed using the guidance attached as a supporting document to this credit.

Schedule searches may be completed by term on this website: https://gulfline.fgcu.edu/pls/fgpo/szkschd.p_showform. Selecting the SUSC-Sustainability Component attribute will show all courses that include sustainability in some capacity.

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):


Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships Yes
Practicums Yes
Independent study No
Special topics No
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:

This inventory covers Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017 terms.

College of Arts and Science (CAS)
1. Biological Sciences
2. Music
3. Art & Theater
4. Chemistry & Physics
5. Communication & Philosophy
6. Justice Studies
7. English (Language & Literature)
8. Marine & Ecological Sciences
9. Mathematics
10. Psychology
11. Public Affairs
12. Social and Behavioral Sciences

Elaine Nicpon Marieb College of Health Professions & Human Services (MCHHS)
13. Counseling
14. Health Science
15. Nursing
16. Rehabilitation Sciences
17. Social Work
18. Occupational Therapy & Community Health

College of Education (COE)
19. Leadership, Technology, & Research
20. Teacher Education & Research
21. Curriculum Instruction & Culture

Lutgert College of Business (LCOB)
22. Accounting
23. Economics & Finance
24. Computer Information Systems
25. Management
26. Marketing
27. Resort & Hospitality Management
28. Golf Management

U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering (WCE)
29. Software & Bioengineering Engineering
30. Environmental & Civil Engineering

Undergraduate Studies and University-Wide Programs (UGS)
31. Undergraduate Studies
32. Honors Program

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.