Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.84 / 14.00 David Havlick
Asst Professor/ Director Sustainable Development Minor
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
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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 1,314 772
Number of sustainability courses offered 63 6
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 81 31

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
40

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
61

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:

Working from the 2012-2013 course catalog, student interns and the Director of the Sustainable Development minor evaluated all of the course descriptions and flagged content that indicated an emphasis on sustainability for the course or some inclusion of sustainability principles in the course. Courses were also sorted by graduate and undergraduate level; 4000-level courses that may be taken for either grad or undergrad credit were counted as undergrad.


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 Yes
Practicums Yes
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical Yes
Physical education No
Performance arts Yes

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

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

To meet our new General Education requirements, which include sustainability, we are in the process of identifying and annotating sustainability courses in the catalog, which will be available for students to utilize for the Fall 2014 semester.

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