Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.90
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Gulf Coast University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 13.77 / 14.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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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 4,391 781
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 234 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 649 122

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
19.43

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
30

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
29

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
96.67

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 :

The FGCU Office of the Registrar established a Sustainability Component (SUSC) course attribute. Deans, department chairs, program leaders, and faculty members across the institution add or omit courses from the inventory as needed. Courses with sustainability content are designated in the course catalog with a SUSC attribute which enables students to choose courses as well as enables us to track the courses. Each section of each course was counted separately. FGCU had a total of 5172 course section offerings from the 2018 Summer Semester through the 2019 Spring Semester, with 1005 of these sections having the SUSC attribute applied by the College Registrar.

Faculty are guided on incorporating sustainability into their classes using the UN Sustainable Development Goals, The Earth Charter, and through professional development in our Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum (ISAC) Academy. Faculty interested in adding or revising their course content to include sustainability are able to attend the FGCU Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum (ISAC) Academy which provides the time, space, and resources for faculty at all career stages across the university to engage in inter- and cross-disciplinary discussions for sustainability curriculum development.

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. There is no separate indicator for sustainability inclusive and sustainability focused classes, therefore class descriptions were used to discern between inclusive and focused.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course

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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