Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.40
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 2, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Miami University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.60 / 14.00 Thomas Crist
Director
Institute for the Environment and 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 2,488 809
Number of sustainability courses offered 61 40
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 58 17

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
27

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
52

Number of years covered by the data:
Two

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:

First, a comprehensive review of all courses was conducted to determine sustainability content based on catalog course descriptions. Instructors or department chairs were consulted in cases where descriptions were ambiguous with respect to sustainability content. Courses that had not been offered in the last two academic years (2014-15 and 2015-16) were eliminated from the list. Second, a database programmer in the registrar's office conducted a search of total number of unique titles of undergraduate and graduate courses that were offered in the last two academic years (2014-15, and 2015-16). This formed the basis for the total number of undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the institution.


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):

Multiple sections of the same course were counted as a single course; advanced undergraduate courses that were cross-listed as graduate courses (400/500 level) are listed separately in the undergraduate and graduate course lists.


Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships No
Practicums Yes
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education Yes
Performance arts No

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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