Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

South Dakota State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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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 4488 887
Number of sustainability courses offered 39 22
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 80 26

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
16

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
37

Number of years covered by the data:
Three

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):
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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:

Definitions and criteria were sent to Department Heads. Each department then individually specified if they had a sustainability course or course that included sustainability. Any courses that could possibly be sustainability related were also pulled from the undergraduate and graduate 2014-2015 Course Catalog. All courses submitted were then looked over by four members of the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Committee. They voted on if each course was a sustainability course, a course that includes sustainability, or neither. For consistency, courses were only included in the final count if courses were given the majority of votes.


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 No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics No
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

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