Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison Robert Sitler
Submission Date July 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Stetson University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.69 / 14.00 Robert Sitler
Prof. of World Languages & Cultures
World Languages & Cultures
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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 574 73
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 21 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 44 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 :

All department and program chairs and directors at the university were contacted personally in two separate rounds and asked to provide information on their sustainability-related courses during the 2021-22 academic year. A summary document was created from this information and resubmitted to the chairs and program heads for confirmation that the information in the document was accurate. Department chairs and program directors were contacted again requesting review of their offerings and looking for more courses to include. A detailed list of all courses for the 21-22 academic year was generated and used to cross-check the list of sustainability courses in order to assure that they were actually offered in that year.
Both departments and programs were in included in both the total number and in the number offering sustainability coursework. Departments are those offering majors, programs are minors only. Several areas were left out of the the count due to the nature of their offerings (i.e. music, computer science, accounting, digital arts, theatre arts, data analytics, Business Flex, etc.) For Business, we counted 11 major-awarding departments and 4 minors not connected directly with a major department. For Arts & Sciences, there are 19 relevant majors and 6 independent minors.

How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
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:

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

All courses listed were offered in the 2021-22 academic year.
The following types of courses have been excluded in both the total count of courses as per online directions and suggestions by Chris Pelton:
-Individually-directed courses (Senior projects, independent study, practicum, etc.)
-Courses of four or fewer students
-Special topics courses (e.g., courses that address emerging issues or specialized content and that are not offered on an ongoing basis)
-Courses that are strictly practice-oriented, e.g.: voice or musical instrument lessons, art classes such as drawing, ceramics, etc., digital arts classes, theater performance, computer sciences classes such as programming, cyber security, beginning language classes without non-language content, etc.,

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