Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.46
Liaison Brandon Raco
Submission Date Sept. 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Guelph
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 14.00 / 14.00
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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 1,752 406
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 102 25
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 360 77

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
26.14

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
32

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
30

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
93.75

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?:
One

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

A review of the 2018/2019 academic calendar was conducted using a keyword search from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Earth Charter (including words such as sustainability, environment, environmental, diversity, conservation, climate change, ecology, safety, water, etc.) as well as a review of courses being taught by professors conducting sustainability research. All courses flagged were then manually reviewed to determine if the course met the definition of sustainability-focused or sustainability-inclusive or neither.
Each course section was counted as a separate course. This aligns with the recommendations from the STARS technical documents to maximize the number of students exposed/educated on sustainability.
Independent study, thesis courses, special studies and practicums were excluded. Courses with less than four students enrolled, and courses with a course code of SART (Studio Art), THST (Theater Studies), MUSC (Music), XSEN (Seneca College Courses), VETM (Veterinary Medicine), or COOP (cooperative education). The process described was used for undergraduate and graduate courses.


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:
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Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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