Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.02
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Cortland
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.78 / 14.00 Beth Klein
Campus Sustainability Coordinato
Early Childhood Education
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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 1,345 552
Number of sustainability courses offered 14 5
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 66 14

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
5.22

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
27

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
19

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
70.37

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?:
One

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 :

A thorough review of all course offerings in the 2018-19 academic year was conducted by a faculty member with experience in curriculum, assessment, and accreditation. Course descriptions and available syllabi were reviewed to see if content met the criteria estabilished in the STARS Technical Manual (v.2.1). Additionally, courses were identified as being consistent with one or more of the dimensions (environmental, social, adaptation and resiliency). Further, the list was reviewed by the STARS team for verification.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Other (please describe below)

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):

Each course once counted one (regardless of number of sections) each semester or summer/winter session it was offered.


Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships Yes
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education Yes
Performance arts No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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.