Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.69
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date July 31, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Raritan Valley Community College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.56 / 14.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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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 610 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 8 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 70 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
12.79

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
9

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
6

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
66.67

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 head of the Environmental Studies program and faculty members of the Sustainability Committee identified known sustainability courses. Sue Dorward sent an email to all faculty and adjuncts to identify additional courses, and included the definition of "includes sustainability" in this email. This resulted in the identification of several additional courses to the sustainability-related course list and the removal of some courses that are no longer offered.


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 Yes
Independent study Yes
Special topics No
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical Yes
Physical education Yes
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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Fitness's Current Health Issues is being counted as physical education.
Number of courses obtained from Sarah Donnelly in IR.

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