Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.64
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Mohawk College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.38 / 14.00 Kayla LaChance
Sustainability Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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 2,619 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 181 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 40 0

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
7

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
7

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 file above.


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:

In January 2015 the Sustainability Office completed a thorough analysis of all courses and how much of the course content was related to sustainability. The Office can now conclude which programs already provide a framework for sustainable learning in which the primary and explicit focus is on sustainability and/or on understanding or solving one or more major sustainability challenges. The analysis was also able to identify which courses incorporate a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, includes one or more sustainability-focused activities, or integrates sustainability issues throughout the course.

Methodology:

1. Develop a living document in which researchers could integrate findings of sustainability relation or focus.

2. Elaborated the explanation to all researchers on what is the AASHE definition of Sustainability Related or Sustainability Focused.

2a. A sustainability course is a course in which the primary and explicit focus is on sustainability and/or on understanding or solving one or more major sustainability challenges.

2b. A course that includes sustainability is primarily focused on a topic other than sustainability, but incorporates a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, includes one or more sustainability-focused activities, or integrates sustainability issues throughout the course.

3. Data collection, input and review for identified sustainable programs-courses.


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 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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