Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.29
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Ohio University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.57 / 14.00 Elaine Goetz
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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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 3050 1956
Number of sustainability courses offered 24 8
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 74 13

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

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

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

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 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 :

Initially, a survey was sent to all faculty participating in the Common Experience Project on Sustainability (CEP-S). That survey provided an baseline for sustainability courses offered at Ohio University. Each year, an Office of Sustainability student employee searches through the Ohio University course offerings database using identified courses to check for course availability and using key words to identify more courses to add to the list.

How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Other (please describe below)

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):

There were no courses with multiple sections, but some courses were offered on both the undergraduate and graduate level and were counted as two separate courses.

Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships No
Practicums Yes
Independent study Yes
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts Yes

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

Vanessa Thiel, Sustainability Implementation Coordinator at the Office of Sustainability, compiled the sustainability course list for Summer, 2017, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

Barbara Wharton, Associate Provost, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, provided the number of courses offered in the last year, on 2/14/18.

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