Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 29.82
Liaison Brandon Hoover
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Messiah College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.22 / 14.00 Brandon Hoover
Director of Sustainability
Operations
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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 1400 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 16 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 15 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
2.21

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
24

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
12

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
50

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 :

Faculty serving on the Sustainability Committee combed through the four schools and each department's course listing to determine if the course contained any reference to "environment" "Social" "economics." If it did, the course was flagged and the course description was read through to determine if Sustainability was a learning objective, and further if it was primary or just included.


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 No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics No
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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cross listed courses were counted as individual courses only 1x (i.e. a SOAN and PSYCH cross listed class is counted as a single class).

student teaching is not counted because it is considered a practicum

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