Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.94
Liaison Robin Frederick
Submission Date July 21, 2022

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Southeast
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.08 / 14.00 Robin Frederick
Coordinator of STARS Assessment
Administrative Affairs
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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 1,107 284
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 48 1
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 115 12

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 undergraduate and graduate course bulletins for the following academic years: 2019-2021 and 2021-2023.
The course bulletin for 2021-2023 reflects courses that will be taught throughout the reflected time period.
IU offers a 100% online consortial program so courses were also extracted from the following IU course bulletins if those exact courses were listed on the IUS course bulletins and for the same fiscal years.
• IUE- IU East
• IUK- IU Kokomo
• IUNW- IU Northwest
• IUSB- IU South Bend
• IUPUI- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
• IUB- IU Bloomington

Courses that were chosen have been approved for the following degree programs:
• Bachelors of Applied Science-Specialization Track: Sustainability
• Bachelors of Science- Sustainability and Regeneration
• Bachelors of Arts- Sustainability and Regeneration
• Minor in Sustainability and Regeneration
• Certificate in Sustainability

How to navigate the Excel spreadsheet:
Tab 1- Summary

Tab 2- IUS Sustainability Courses
• This tab provides the entire sustainability course inventory.
• Each column has a filter that will allow you to organize the sheet according to your viewing preference.
o An example of this is filtering sustainability-related or inclusive courses, course level, and course
• SDGs have also been indicated per course if the course has been determined to fit an SGD goal. A "Y" will
be located in the cell if a course has been assigned to an SDG.

Tab 3- Course to Program + Acad. Grp.
• This tab, breaks down each IUS degree program that offers the sustainability-related or inclusive courses
depicted in Tab 2.
• When reviewing this tab you will notice that it is color coated. The following reflects how the sheet should be read.
o “Academic Group”-is color-coded to show which school at IUS offers the course.
o “Total SUST Course per Academic Group”- shows the total number of courses offered i.e. the IUS School
of Natural Science offers 66 sustainability-related or inclusive courses that have been extracted from
Tab 2.
o “Color Coded | Course Title | Connected to the Specific IU Location that Offers the Course”- This
section depicts 7 IU campuses with an assigned color. Those colors correspond to the “Course Title”
section under each degree program. The course title is assigned the color specific to which location
offers the course.
o IU offers a 100% online consortial program which is why these course titles are color specific to
which campus it is taught at.

• Tab 4- IUS SUST Keyword Used
o This is a list of words used to filter sustainability courses, descriptions, and titles.

As mentioned, SDGs were used as a tool to determine the selection of courses.

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:


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

Data for this credit was retrieved from the IUS Registrar and the following links

Total number of courses were provided by the Registrar
IUS Course Bulletins
2021-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate https://www.ius.edu/academics/bulletin.html

2019-2021 Undergraduate

2019-2021 Graduate

Bulletins for the following campuses can be found here:

Additonal course information was found using

Trends can be found at the following site:

Additional Note:
Tab 3 on the Excel Sheet- Total number of SUST Courses per Academic Group reflects both sustainability-focused and inclusive courses.

This tab reflects all of the sustainability programs and/or programs that offer sustainability-focused and inclusive courses at IUS.

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.