|Submission Date||March 2, 2018|
AC-1: Academic Courses
|12.86 / 14.00||
Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses offered by the institution that are sustainability course offerings:
|Total number of courses offered by the institution||1,307||775|
|Number of sustainability courses offered||81||32|
|Number of courses offered that include sustainability||252||104|
Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
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 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 total number of courses offered by SU were obtained from the Institutional Research database. The "sustainability courses" or "courses that include sustainability" were extracted from this master list based on the review of course descriptions by 2 staff and 3 students.
Course inventory analysis methodology:
o All duplicate courses were removed from the total list of courses. A duplicate course is defined by having the same course title and number. For
example: when multiple business statistics courses are offered that feature the same "business statistic" title and number (ECON-2100), only
one course would be counted in the total list of courses.
o Internships, independent studies, study abroad programs, senior projects and practicums were not included (since based on the course catalog's description not enough information was offered to conclude on the level of focus on sustainability or lack thereof).
However, internships, independent studies, study abroad programs, senior projects and practicums with titles describing the focus of the project were counted. An example of an internship that was counted in the list is found in the course EVST-4950, an internship with the title "Forest Restoration Intern".
o Labs are not included in the count
o Rows in Green indicate duplicates found in the "course section title" column
o Rows in Red indicate duplicates found in the "course name" column
o Courses that in the "include sustainability" column have a "1" if they do include sustainability. Courses that do not include sustainability include a "0". Courses that are not counted in our totals feature a "1" in the "do not include" column.
How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):
All duplicate courses were removed from the total list of courses. A duplicate course is defined by having the same course title and number. For example: when multiple business statistics courses are offered that feature the same "business statistic" title and number (ECON-2100), only one course would be counted in the total list of courses.
Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
|Yes (included) or No (not included)|
|Thesis / dissertation||No|
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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.