Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.92
Liaison Chang Tzau-Chau
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

National Taiwan Normal University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 14.00 / 14.00 Chang Tzau-Chau
Graduate Institute of Environmental Education
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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 12,801 1,129
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 951 180
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 2,387 181

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

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Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

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?:

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

In order to count the sustainable development courses offered by the university, the keywords from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) database were used for judgment (https://ap-unsdsn.org/regional-initiatives/universities -sdgs/). A total of 13,930 courses offered by 91 departments of the university in the 108-109 academic year were analyzed. According to the importance and frequency of keywords related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of each course, a total of 9,395 courses related to at least one SDG goal were identified (67.4%).
For the purpose of selecting more sustainable development related courses, only those 4,511 courses that meet at least two sustainable development goals were retained for further screening. Then, the courses were reviewed to remove duplicate courses and courses with wrong interpretations of keywords to 3,699 courses. At last, based on the goals and connotations of the courses, 1,131 courses were assigned to the group of sustainable development focused, and the remaining courses were defined as inclusive, with a total of 2,568 courses.

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

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Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:

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The total number of academic departments offering courses is as follows: the academic departments, the academic programs, and the research centers affiliated to administrative departments.

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