Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Kalen Pilkington
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

MacEwan University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.77 / 14.00 Munro Tai
Instructional Designer
Office of 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 9,584 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 165 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 1,114 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
13.35

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
27

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:
81.48

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 :

The definitions were based on the STARS 2.1 Technical Manual. Staff with the Office of Sustainability reviewed the Master Course Syllabi for each academic course at MacEwan (2 staff). These lists were then submitted to the Dean's office for each faculty for review. Procedures varied based on department but generally included review by course lead or curriculum committee member.


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 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 No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics No
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
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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MacEwan has 25 formal academic departments. However, 2 additional 'department equivalents' were included, because they offer academic courses. One course is offered by the Provost's office (SUST 201), and two courses are offered by UT Engineering.

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