Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Simon Fraser University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.22 / 14.00 Erica Lay
Sustainability Planning and Development Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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 1,745 655
Number of sustainability courses offered 74 36
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 180 83

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
35

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
38

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):

The course inventory with links to all course descriptions can be found at:
http://www.sfu.ca/sustainability/teaching-learning/curriculum/programs.html


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:

This inventory was developed based on the work done on our STARS 2011 Submission. The Dean of each Faculty was sent the 2011 list as well as the updated STARS definitions for Sustainability Courses and Courses that include Sustainability. Courses on this list were confirmed with faculty advisors, and modifications were made based on changes in course offerings.


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

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

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

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.