Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Scott Doyle
Submission Date Oct. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Ithaca College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.56 / 14.00 Scott Doyle
Director
Energy Management and 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 2,674 281
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 181 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 127 8

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
10.69

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
48

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
38

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
79.17

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 complete the course inventory :

The course analysis (attached) is based on the courses offered during the 2021-2022 academic year. That analysis does not include any courses the Registrar categorizes as a practicum, internship, music performance, private lesson, Thesis, Independent Study, Drill Session (languages) and Student teaching per the STARS Technical Guide. Foundational medical courses (e.g. Anatomy & Physiology and Occupational/Physical Therapy connected course) as well as non-performance music courses were counted in course totals.
Courses were determined to be "sustainability-focused" if they focused directly on sustainability theory and/or practice, as well as if the course grappled with a major sustainability issue, including those associated with race, gender, and globalization. If a sustainability issue was mentioned in the primary course-description, it is considered sustainability-focused.
Courses were determined to be "sustainability-inclusive" based on information provided by faculty within a discipline (School of Business and Recreation & Leisure Studies) or if they included a module on sustainability.

The total number of courses and total sustainability-focused or -inclusive courses differs significantly from our 2016 and 2019 STARS reports. In 2016, we included every course offered at IC, rather than excluding performance, clinical, independent studies, etc. per the STARS manual. In 2019, these were eliminated, but multiple course offerings were not included. The 2022 update follows a similar exclusion of topics as 2016, but now also includes multiple sections which we think is a more accurate representation of course offerings.


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:

Cross-listed courses are counted with every offering, both in sustainability-related and all course totals. Multiple sections of the same course within the same academic year are also included as a part of the analysis.


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