|Submission Date||July 17, 2015|
University of Kansas
AC-1: Academic Courses
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
|Total number of courses offered by the institution||3985||3223|
|Number of sustainability courses offered||93||53|
|Number of courses offered that include sustainability||353||196|
Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
University of Kansas requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: 117 None
Explanation: The previous number included departments in nursing, medicine, and health professions that are not offered on the Lawrence Campus.
Number of years covered by the data:
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):
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:
The course catalog was reviewed by Center for Sustainability staff to identify courses that may meet the definitions for sustainability-related and -focused courses. The compiled lists for each academic area were then sent to department chairs and directors for a final review. The list was cross-referenced with semester catalogs to determine if a given course was offered in fall 2013, spring 2014 or summer 2014. Courses were counted as one for each semester offered. A course offered in F, S & M would be counted 3 times for example.
How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):
Courses were counted as one for each semester it was offered during the Academic Year F13-M14, regardless of how many sections were offered. Honors sections were not counted separately.
Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
|Yes or No|
Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:
Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
Goals 4 (diversity and global awareness) & 5 (social responsibility and ethics) of the KU Core may apply to the last two questions. Courses that fill requirements are noted in the online course catalog. Completion of these requirements is noted on student transcripts.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
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