Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.29
Liaison Bonnie Dong
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

MacEwan University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 14.00 Chantal Beaudoin
Head of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 2,149 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 4
+ Date Revised: Jan. 14, 2015
0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 22
+ Date Revised: Jan. 14, 2015
0

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
8
+ Date Revised: Jan. 14, 2015

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
56

Number of years covered by the data:
Three

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
An inventory of the institution's course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
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The website URL where the inventory of course offerings with sustainability content is publicly available:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the course inventory:

A spreadsheet containing all the list of active courses for fall 2013 term was provided by Scheduling Office. The courses were filtered by departments and distributed to corresponding Chairs. Instructions were provided to departmental Chairs for them to review each course under their remit and first, confirm that course was offered in the last three years, second, identify if the course was sustainability-focused or sustainability-related, and if so, specify which type(s) of sustainability lens are integrated into the course: environment, society, and/or economy.
Following that process, all syllabi for the courses initially identified by departmental Chairs were examined by the Office of Sustainability to determine whether or not a course could be classified as a sustainability course or a course that includes sustainability. Courses that clearly identified sustainability focus, course content including sustainability, and/or a sustainability module or learning outcomes were then compiled into the MacEwan University Sustainability Curriculum Assessment 2012-13. The following definitions were used to guide the classification and inventory process:
Sustainability courses are courses in which the primary and explicit focus is on sustainability and/or on understanding or solving one or more major sustainability challenge.
Courses that include sustainability are primarily focused on topics other than sustainability, but incorporate a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, include one or more sustainability-focused activities, or integrate sustainability issues throughout the course.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 14, 2015

How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
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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Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships No
Practicums Yes
Independent study No
Special topics No
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical Yes
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:
No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

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