Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.42
Liaison Ellen Vaughan
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Northern Arizona University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.42 / 14.00 Margery Sorensen
Academic Catalog Editor
Office of Curriculum and Assessment
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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 2009 788
Number of sustainability courses offered 104 32
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 100 21

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
9.19

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
68

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
28

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
41.18

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?:
One

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 :

The Academic Sustainability Steering Committee reviewed the entire NAU catalog and classified sustainability courses and courses that offer some sustainability. This list is updated through the Provost's Office and the Office of Curriculum, Learning Design and Academic Assessment.


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

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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