Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Amy Butler
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Michigan State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lisa Desprez
Administrative Assistant
IPF Strategic Initiatives
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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 4007 3704
Number of sustainability courses offered 65
+ Date Revised: April 14, 2016
37
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 206
+ Date Revised: April 14, 2016
85
+ Date Revised: April 14, 2016

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
55

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
107

Number of years covered by the data:
One

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):

See attached Excel workbook.


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:

The inventory was collected by a senior intern in Campus Sustainability for purposes of internal use. Several methods were used to collect and create the inventory. First, a search for courses on the university's course description search engine with keywords environment and sustainability were evaluated for course content and pertinence to the desired topic area. The list was then cross-referenced with courses accumulated by additional university faculty and staff and course offerings for graduate students in the areas concerning the environment. In addition, Campus Sustainability contacted university academic departments to ensure a complete and thorough list.


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

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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