Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.51
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.25 / 14.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
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 19,993 9,246
Number of sustainability courses offered 198 54
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 1,843 584

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
9.16

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
217

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
84

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
38.71

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 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 extracted from the IU Course Bulletin for courses offered in the Sum2017/Fall2017/Spring2018 for FY18. Over 5,000 courses offered with over 29,000 total sections . Identified courses were selected based on Course Bulletin Data search and extraction of Key words containing sustainability terms. Courses were filtered for Sustainability related Key Words. The filtered Courses were then reviewed for level of Sustainability addressing the 3 spheres of Sustainability: Environmental, Social, Economics. Courses covering at least 2 sphere topics are recorded as Including Sustainability. Courses covering all 3 sphere topics are reported as a Sustainability Course Offering.

Many of the Sustainability Course Offerings are highlighted in the IU Course Registrar list searchable by a Class Attribute code of Sustainability as managed through the Registrar's process through the following site:
https://one.iu.edu/task/iu/iu-search-courses-public

You can use the interactive course search tool in iGPS which is the Site for search of all IU courses:
1) Select Campus - IUPUI; 2) Select Term; 3) See Class Attributes List and select "Sustainability"

For the Complete Inventory of Courses:
See attached file - AC1_Academic_Courses_IUPUI_STARS_2019_Inventory.pdf

Institution: IUPUI STARS Report 2019
AC1: Academic Courses
Part 1: Number of Courses Offered
See Page 2: Total Courses by SUST Spheres

Part 2: Number of Academic Departments
See Pages 3-6: Total Courses by Academic Department

Course Inventory - Sustainability Courses:
See Pages 7-13: Inventory - SUST Courses

Course Inventory - Courses that Include SUST:
See Pages 14-38: Inventory - Include SUST


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 (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 Yes
Practicums Yes
Independent study Yes
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation Yes
Clinical Yes
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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AC1_IUPUI Course Inventory also available at: https://iu.box.com/s/8xg9n4krt325ahydecy1cqs27yqz0eyl
See Index Page:
Institution: IUPUI STARS Report 2019
AC1: Academic Courses

Part 1: Number of Courses Offered
See Page 2: Total Courses by SUST Spheres

Part 2: Number of Academic Departments
See Pages 3-6: Total Courses by Acad Dept

Course Inventory - Sustainability Courses:
See Pages 7-13: Inventory - SUST Courses

Course Inventory - Courses that Include SUST:
See Pages 14-38: Inventory - Include SUST

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.