Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.70
Liaison Carl Powell
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ringling College of Art and Design
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.35 / 14.00 Tim Rumage
Coordinator, Environmental Studies
Liberal Arts
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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 570 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 17 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 7 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
4.21

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
12

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
3

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
25

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 survey process consisted of two major approaches. The first was a request (oral and written) to the department and program heads to provide a list of courses that either focused on sustainability or were related to sustainability. The second approach was to review the entire course catalog and determine the courses whose content was focused on, or related to, sustainability. Whenever possible, we then followed up with discussions of the individual faculty members or area representative to confirm the accuracy of our determination. The data presented in this report was primarily based on the second approach.


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

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