Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Milan Stijepovic
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.71 / 14.00 Warren Biggins
Sustainability Manager
Robert Redford Conservancy
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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 1,339 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 103 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 244 0

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
36

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
51

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):
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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:

Under the direction of the Sustainability Manager, a student assistant examined the College's course catalog from 2014 - 2015. The student applied AASHE's definitions of "sustainability course" and "course that includes sustainability" against the course descriptions to compile the inventory of the College's course offerings with sustainability content.


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 ---
Practicums ---
Independent study ---
Special topics ---
Thesis/dissertation ---
Clinical ---
Physical education ---
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

At Pitzer College, faculty are organized into field groups, rather than traditional academic departments. In other areas of this report, the number of field groups (academic departments) is listed at 29. Here, the "Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level)" is reported to be 51. This number is more appropriately understood as the total number of majors with courses available to Pitzer students. Therefore, no discrepancy exists between the two reported figures.

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