Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Michelle Rodriguez
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2023

STARS v2.2

San Diego Mesa College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Michelle Rodriguez
Political Science
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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 1,257 0
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 11 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 13 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

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 complete the course inventory :
We listed all classes offered and separated them by the school, and then department. We created a new list of courses that were openly sustainability-focused. We have conducted a survey among all of our faculty members asking them if they included sustainability, climate science, and/or environmental justice in their classes and how. Based on their responses we have selected some courses to make the list of sustainability-inclusive classes.

How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted:
Most of the classes that are either sustainability-focused or sustainability-inclusive have only one offering per semester. For the classes that have multiple offerings per semester, we consulted the professors of each class to check if they all included sustainability-related topics in their classes.

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:

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