Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.55
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.48 / 14.00 Kelsey Beal
Sustainbility Analyst
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 15,884 6,765
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 113 11
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 1,280 239

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

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 complete the course inventory :
The course inventory was extracted from the IU Bloomington Course Bulletin for courses offered in academic year 2022, filtered to show only courses that had been allowed to be scheduled and had enrollment.

A keyword list was developed using IU Bloomington and IUPUI's previous keyword list, as well as keywords listed publicly by the University of Toronto and THE Impact Rankings. Each keyword was mapped to one of the Sustainable Development Goals, and each SDG was mapped to exactly one sphere of sustainability: Social, Economic, or Environmental.

The Course Description found in the Course Bulletin was scanned for keywords, and SDGs were assigned to the course based on keywords. Courses registering 5 or more keywords originally were reviewed for accuracy. The applicability of SDGs then informed the total number of spheres of sustainability to course applied to.

Courses registering against exactly 2 spheres were included in the "Sustainability Inclusive" category. Courses that registered against all 3 spheres were considered "Sustainability Focused." All Inclusive and Focused courses were then manually reviewed for accuracy.

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:
Courses offered multiple times were counted in multiples in both the numerator and denominator of the above figures.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The spreadsheet for the complete analysis of courses is a macro-enabled workbook. Allowing the macro to run is required to view the complete analysis.

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