Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.32
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 29, 2022

STARS v2.2

Iowa State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 13.20 / 14.00 Merry Rankin
ISU Director of Sustainability
Facilities Planning & Management
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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 3,789 1,180
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 113 72
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 652 256

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 :

To create our baseline directory, all courses offered by the university were assessed by LiveGreen student interns via descriptions available within the Iowa State Course Catalog, and designated as either a "focused" course (i.e. "sustainability course") or "inclusive" course (i.e. "course that includes sustainability") per AASHE Standards and terms. Courses chosen were verified by academic departments via email correspondence for confirmation for inclusion.

Courses may be listed in the directory multiple times, due to cross-listings among academic departments and colleges. Multiple listings ensures full representation to students of sustainability classes available within their majors and degree programs.

The directory is updated annually via partnership with the Registrar's office and corrected to reflect new and discontinued course opportunities.

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:


Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
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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.