Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.34
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.43 / 14.00 Shauna Casey
Sustainability Programs Manager
Sustainability Office
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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
Number of sustainability courses offered
Number of courses offered that include sustainability

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 :
The Department of Institutional Research, Assessment & Policy Studies generated a list of all graduate and undergraduate courses that were offered in academic year 2017-18. The Deans sent out an email to their faculty and staff requesting that they review their department's offerings from this list of classes and identify those that fit the criteria of being a sustainability course or a course that includes sustainability (definitions and examples from technical manual were provided) and provide a rationale for why a course was designated as either. The Sustainability Office reviewed the department's response and augmented this final list by reviewing the course catalog from each department to identify further courses. The final list was shared with departments and submitted to AASHE STARS. Courses were counted once, regardless of how many times offered. Individually-directed courses (e.g. thesis, independent study, practicum), and/or special topics courses were excluded from the total course count as well as the course count for sustainability courses.

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 (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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.