Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.64
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date July 31, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Temple University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.71 / 14.00 Kathleen Grady
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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 4,739 1,354
Number of sustainability courses offered 58 27
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 67 29

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
28

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
123

Number of years covered by the data:
One

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:

Courses that address any combination of the five dimensions listed in the Temple University Definition of Sustainability will be designated as "sustainability courses." There are two tiers of sustainability courses. Intensive Sustainability courses devote at least 2/3 of the coursework (e.g. readings, lectures, assignments) to sustainability per the Temple University definition. Sustainability courses devote at least 1/3 or coursework.


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 Yes
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:
No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

Data is based on Fall 2014, with sustainability courses that are only offered in the spring counted in Spring 2014.

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