Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.04
Liaison Troy Goodnough
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Minnesota, Morris
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.69 / 14.00 Troy Goodnough
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 435 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 19 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 80 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
22.76

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
27

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
19

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
70.37

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 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 :

A team of faculty were involved with reviewing sustainability definitions and preparing a methodology for soliciting responses. An electronic survey was sent to faculty asking them to respond with their courses that met the above definitions.


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):
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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:
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The inventory of course offerings shows sustainability-related courses over the past 3 years (2015-2018). Only courses from a single academic year (2017-2018) were used to calculate the number of “sustainability courses” and “courses offered that include sustainability”. This is why the number of courses in Part 1 do not match the course inventory provided.

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