Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.86
Liaison Alyssa Erding
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2021

STARS v2.2

Macalester College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 13.67 / 14.00 Christie Manning
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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 2,309 0
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 147 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 296 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
19.19

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
37

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
36

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
97.30

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?:
Two

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

The Sustainability Office reviewed the course descriptions for each of the courses offered over the two year period, and selected courses that best fit the UN Sustainability goals, as this was referenced in the Technical Manual. Each of the courses included in the inventory is believed to have a focus or be inclusive of the social, economic and environmental sustainability goals. The inventory was then reviewed by the Director of the Sustainability Office, validating the courses and their descriptions with respect to the UN Sustainability goals


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:

If a course was cross-listed within multiple departments, then the course was counted for its respective number of cross-lists (i.e. a class was cross-listed in the Environmental Studies, Geography, and Latin American Studies departments, then that course was counted three separate times)


Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data from Course Catalog 2018-2020

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