Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.09
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date April 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Santa Cruz
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.18 / 14.00 Shauna Casey
Sustainability Programs Manager
Sustainability Office
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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 2,007 728
Number of sustainability courses offered 89
+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015
9
+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 70
+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015
9
+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
21

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
39
+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015

Number of years covered by the data:
Two

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):
+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015

The website URL where the inventory of course offerings with sustainability content is publicly available:
http://sustainability.ucsc.edu/get-involved/academic-opportunities/courses-programs.html
+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the course inventory:

We read through the online schedule of classes for two academic years (fall 2012 through summer 2014) to identify all courses that might fit the criteria for this credit. Once this list was collated we emailed departments for copies of each syllabus for each class. By reading each syllabus to see exactly what was covered from week to week we were able to identify whether or not a course fit the criteria for this credit. We also asked Departments to augment our list with any they knew of that we had failed to include. University Extension courses and student independent studies were not included.


How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
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):
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Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships Yes
Practicums Yes
Independent study No
Special topics No
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

We included practicums and internships if they had a course code and multiple students were enrolled for credit. An internship was not included if it had a course code associated with it but only represented one individual's internship (rather than a course that places multiple students in internships but meets regularly as a cohort).

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