Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.36
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Smith College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.81 / 14.00 Rachael Wein
Assistant Director 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 1,232 0
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 47 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 83 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

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 complete the course inventory :

An inventory of the 2019-20 course catalog was conducted to determine and classify which courses were sustainability-focused or sustainability-inclusive, based on the definitions provided by AASHE. Courses considered were at the undergraduate level, as Smith's Graduate program is smaller than the upper size limit listed in STARS, and of the following schedule (or course) types: colloquium, First Year Seminar, lab, lecture, studio, seminar, and symposium. Courses taught in both semesters and/or offering multiple sections were counted each time they were offered. Labs were counted as separate courses from the lectures to which they were adjacent; this is consistent with the listing of courses in the catalog. Courses listed as "Expected to be offered in the next 3 years" and those only offered on a Smith study abroad program were not counted.

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:

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
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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.