Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.76
Liaison James Speer
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.05 / 14.00 Garrett Hurley
Sustainability Assistant
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 2,182 1,519
Number of sustainability courses offered 20 9
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 16 4

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
1.32

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
37

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
14

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
37.84

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?:
Two

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 :

The course inventory was utilized for courses offered in the academic year 2017-2018. The list was then filtered to exclude any internship, practicum, independent study, special topic, thesis, or clinical course. Each course description was examined to identify if it was potentially a sustainability course. This yielded a potential list of approximately 150 courses. The courses were separated into lists by academic department. Each of the academic departments chairs for these departments were contacted with the list of courses under their purview, and asked to confirm or deny any of the courses. Once the lists were filtered by the academic department chairs, the courses were then sorted into Sustainability Courses or a Course that Contains Sustainability. Courses that examine a sustainability problem using two or more of the three sustainability domains (environmental, economic, and social) were labeled as Sustainability Courses. Courses that addressed a sustainability problem from only one domain were labeled as Courses that Include Sustainability.


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):
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Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics No
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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