Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.63
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Lewis & Clark College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.16 / 14.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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 989 488
Number of sustainability courses offered 53 39
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 68 83

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
16.45

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
41

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
22

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
53.66

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?:
Three

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 :

General:
Total course numbers are obtained from registrars and varies by year/term when the data is selected.

Course syllabi or websites are used to determine if the course includes any of the following components: environmental health or issues, economic health/prosperity, social health/well-being. Once these data are determined, the reviewer assesses whether the course examines the issue or subject at global or local scale (spatial extent) and also the temporal scale (is this a long-term solutions oriented course or historic with current implications?). Lastly, the assessor examines the course to see if sustainability is explicitly listed in the course title or description. If the course includes two more 'sustainability components' ie social and environmental, as well as relevant spatial or temporal scale, it is counted as focused. If sustainability is specifically listed in the description or title, it is also counted as focused.

Methodology/Validation:
1. Initial course catalog review
2. follow up with departments to obtain syllabi and further clarify the list
3. follow up with professors to verify list


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 (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 No
Clinical Yes
Physical education Yes
Performance arts No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This course inventory covers three academic years with the last year being AY 2015-16, without duplication.

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.