Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 41.59
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Seattle Central College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.53 / 14.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 6051 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 32 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 671 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
11.62

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
46

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
13

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
28.26

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?:
Two

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 :

A sustainability course list for Seattle Central was established circa 2014 for STARS. This submission worked off of that previous list. The District Sustainability Committee has a subgroup for curriculum, the Curriculum Working Group. That Curriculum Working Group surveyed the course catalog and added courses that appeared to be sustainability or sustainability-related based on the Earth Charter. The new courses to be considered were added to the 2014 list and this course list was sent to the respective deans for their review. Dean feedback was considered and the list was finalized.


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 (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 No
Independent study No
Special topics No
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
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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