Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Slippery Rock University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 979 152
Number of sustainability courses offered 22 2
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 16
+ Date Revised: Nov. 28, 2016
2

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
15

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
36

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):

See website URL below


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:

For our previous STARS Report, each Department Chair of the University was requested to review the current STARS definitions for "sustainability" courses and courses including a sustainability component and to document those courses that (a) fit under one of these categories, (b) was actually taught during the previous academic year, and (c) had 4 or more students enrolled in the class. Each course was only counted once, regardless of the number of times it was offered during the year. Courses excluded from the inventory included internships, practicums, workshops, thesis, independent studies, courses jointly taught with the Univ. of Pittsburgh, and "one-time only" courses. Courses were counted by aggregated courses (a course was only counted once regardless of the number of times it was offered in the academic year). A manual count of all courses taught each semester during FY 2012-2013 was conducted to ascertain the total number of undergraduate and graduate courses taught (excluding internships, etc. as noted above). For the current STARS Report, the same process was repeated by faculty and the Office of Sustainability staff, with any changes being forwarded to Department Chairs for review.


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):

NA


Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts No

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.