Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.78
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2014
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STARS v2.0

George Mason University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.09 / 14.00 Andrew Wingfield
Fellow for Sustainable Studies
New Century College
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 5,758
+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015
4,733
+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015
Number of sustainability courses offered 105
+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015
34
+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 328
+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015
241
+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015

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

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
53

Number of years covered by the data:
One

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
An inventory of the institution's course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):

See uploaded document

+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015

The website URL where the inventory of course offerings with sustainability content is publicly available:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the course inventory:

To complete the inventory of sustainability courses and courses that include sustainability, we audited the registrars list of courses provided for the 2014 academic year by searching for key terms. Our sustainability courses are given the Green Leaf distinction by the registrar. The courses that include sustainability were found by searching for key terms such as ecosystem, ecology, earth, and rights and then auditing each of the search queries to eliminate courses that were not sustainability related.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015

How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course
+ Date Revised: Dec. 18, 2014

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):

N/A These courses were counted from the course catalog.


Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics No
Thesis/dissertation Yes
+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:
Yes

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
Yes

Sustainability courses are identified as Green Leaf courses in the course catalog. This information is accurate as of Spring of 2014

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