Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.91
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

San Jose State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 14.00 / 14.00 Peggy Cabrera
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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 3,631 1,122
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 737 92
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 656 48

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
32.25

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
73

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
67

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
91.78

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 complete the course inventory :

The UN Sustainable Development Goals were used for this report as the definition of "sustainability challenges" to identify sustainable focused and related courses. During the '18-19 academic year, this list was vetted and finalized by faculty members in each of SJSU's academic colleges. Where necessary, a review of course green sheets, online information, and personal communication with course instructors and department chairs was conducted. The final list of sustainability-related and -focused courses is available on the SJSU sustainability website. Please note that we used the metric of each offering or section of a course to count as a course offering (not that each class was counted as a single course) so as to get a more accurate understanding of current course offerings. STARS team assembled an up to date list of sustainability-related and -focused courses to its Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics Department.


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:

Cross-listed courses were not double counted.


Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The increase in the number of focused and related courses this year from our last report was due to the change in definition of "sustainability challenge". SJSU used the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals as the definition of a sustainability challenge, allowing us to account for classes that were not accounted for in 2016.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.