Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 82.53
Liaison Pierre Lemay
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2016
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Universite Laval
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.45 / 14.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Office of the Vice Rector, External and International Affairs and Health
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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 4,075 1,314
Number of sustainability courses offered 0 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 310 73

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

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

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

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 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 :

Based on Arnim Wiek, Withycombe and Redman’s “Key competencies in sustainability: a reference framework for academic program development” (2011), a mandated work group at Université Laval produced an evaluation grid for courses and programs. These grids have been submitted to teachers responsible for specific courses and heads of programs in order to make an inventory of courses and programs related to sustainability. For more details around the methodology we used, please write to daniel.forget@dgpc.ulaval.ca. As well, a publication around our methodology is under way.

How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course

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

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

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) at Université Laval is 70. However, for this credit, we excluded the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales) as this academic department does not offer courses.

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