Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Saint John's University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jacob Saffert
Sustainability Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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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 950 50
Number of sustainability courses offered 35 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 48 0

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
25

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
45

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:

We examined all courses with the help of each department chair to identify which are related/focused on sustainability. We did this for the 2013-2014 academic year. The course descriptions were examined and, with input from the professors, was used to identify these courses.

The data on the total number of courses offered by the institution was provided by the office of the registrar. The 1000 course figure is the estimated number of courses which are offered each semester (undergraduate and graduate). To separate the graduate courses from the undergraduate courses, the course catalog was used. There are approximately 50 graduate courses offered each semester, meaning that about 950 of the 1000 courses are undergraduate.

It is important to note that the 1000 course figure counts each course section as a separate course, while the 35 sustainability courses were only counted once each regardless of how many were offered.


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

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:
No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

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