|Submission Date||March 1, 2019|
AC-4: Graduate Program
Total adjusted for non-applicable credits
Center for Sustainable Communities
Institution offers at least one:
- Sustainability-focused program (major, degree program, or equivalent) for graduate students
- Graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (e.g. a concentration on sustainable business within an MBA program).
To count, programs must concentrate on sustainability as an integrated concept, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions.
Extension certificates and other certificates that are not part of academic degree programs do not count for this credit; they are covered in the Continuing Education credit in Public Engagement.
This credit applies to all institutions that offer at least 25 distinct graduate programs. Institutions that offer fewer than 25 distinct graduate programs have a choice of either pursuing or omitting this credit.
Institutions earn the maximum of 3 points available for this credit for having at least one sustainability-focused degree program or the equivalent for graduate students. Partial points are available. An institution with no sustainability-focused degree program for graduate students that has at least one graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate earns 1.5 points (half of the points available for this credit).
Report on current program status and offerings at the time of submission. Planned degree programs or degree programs that have been canceled do not count for this credit.
Sampling and Data Standards
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.