Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.37
Liaison Raafat Kabbara
Submission Date Nov. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Higher Colleges of Technology
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.90 / 14.00 Raafat Kabbara
Assistant Manager - Facilities Management
General Services
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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 1,044 0
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 7 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 75 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
7.85

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
44

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
38

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
86.36

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?:
Three

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

This course inventory was prepared and completed by the Sustainability division in the General Services Department with support from the Deanship of Curriculum Assessment and Development Department, Registrar and Student Information System Department as well as the College faculty and academic Departments.

The data represented here reflects all the courses offered at the 14 Higher Colleges of Technology campuses across the UAE. The list of courses listed in this report represents three academic years 2018/2019, 2019/2020, and 2020/2021.

The Sustainability division asked each Faculty department at HCT to provide a list of courses that are sustainability-focused or -inclusive. In addition, it was required also to summarize how each course reported is related to sustainability.

In order to increase the faculty member's awareness of sustainability, and course classifications into sustainability-focused or sustainability-inclusive, we followed the STARS definition. The examples provided in the STARS manual (AC-01- p.8 & p.9) were very helpful guides to faculty members. The constraints of excluding courses as indicated by the STARS manual were introduced to faculty members to follow.

After receiving the sustainability-related courses from the course leaf of different departments, we sent the list to the Deanship of Curriculum Assessment and Development Department, Registrar and Student Information System Department seeking their help to provide us with the number of sections offered and students enrolled in these courses in the last three academic years. In addition, they provided us with the number of academic departments at HCT campuses in the last three years.

Notes:
* The attached Excel file (HCT_STARS_AC_1) summarizes the numbers of focused / inclusive, courses and sections for undergraduate levels at Higher Colleges of Technology over the three academic years (2018/19 2019/20, and 2020/21).
* The courses offered that are either sustainability-focused/embedded are highlighted in yellow in the attached HCT catalog 2021-2022.


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:

Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course. That is, courses were measured based on the number of sections offered in the last three academic years. For example, the course Renewable Energy Systems from the Engineering Tech & Science Department was offered with 46 offerings and sections in 2019, 47 offerings and sections in 2020, and 49 offerings and sections in 2021. (refer to the documents attached in the submission).


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

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.