Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Sarah Gilly
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Stevens Institute of Technology
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.28 / 14.00 Minghui Wang
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND EFFECTIVENESS
Office of the Provost
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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 475 716
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 30 56
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 23 35

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
12.09

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
12

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
8

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
66.67

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 complete the course inventory :

To represent the most accurate sustainability efforts of Stevens Institute of Technology, data covers the most recent, complete academic year (2018-2019).

The course inventory process was initiated by a staff member from the Office of the Provost submitting a data request form with the Office of the Registrar regarding courses that include sustainability.

After crosschecking the course inventory received from the Office of the Registrar, the staff member from the Office of the Provost searched the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Academic Catalogs, along with the Stevens website, for the most up-to-date course curriculum requirements and course descriptions.

Once the course inventory was complete, the list was sent to Dr. Dibyendu (Dibs) Sarkar, director of the sustainability management program and professor in the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science (SES), to confirm and finalize the inventory. Dr. Keith Sheppard, professor and senior advisor to the Dean in the SES, consulted with school/college designees to provide additional insight regarding academic courses and achievements at Stevens.

A staff member from the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness provided the total number of undergraduate and total number of graduate courses offered by the institution.


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:

Each course was counted as a single course regardless of the number of sections. Courses that are cross-listed (listed for multiple sections) were counted together as a single course.

Courses that applied to an undergraduate program and a graduate program were counted for each program level. For example, if the course was listed for the Green Engineering Minor curriculum and the Sustainable Energy Systems (Mechanical Engineering) Graduate Certificate curriculum, the course was counted for both undergraduate courses offered that include sustainability and graduate courses offered that include sustainability.


Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Stevens Institute of Technology consists of three schools and one college: the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science (SES), the School of Business (Business), the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) and the College of Arts and Letters (CAL). The School of Business, SSE and CAL do not have specific academic department structures and were therefore counted as one academic department for the purposes of this report. The SES does have a specific academic department structure of nine departments, and therefore each department was individually counted.

All courses with first number 1 though 4 are undergrad only. Those starting with 5 can be taken by advanced undergrad and by grad students, and those with 6 or above are grad only courses.

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