|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
AC-1: Academic Courses
|7.06 / 14.00||
Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses offered by the institution that are sustainability course offerings:
|Total number of courses offered by the institution||3,845||4,046|
|Number of sustainability courses offered||145||112|
|Number of courses offered that include sustainability||166||155|
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 archived course descriptions online, from the 2018-2019 academic year, contained 39 pages of listed courses in each subject of study. This format made it more accessible to copy each section in an excel sheet, resulting in the total number of classes for undergraduate and graduate levels.
Data Analysis Interns, Cecilia Cordera and Sophie Hitson, filtered through the online archived catalog for sustainability related and focused courses with keywords: environment, environmental, sustainability, ecology, ecological, energy, climate, green, renewable, fuel, conservation, global change, pollution, etc. The course descriptions provided online assisted in the process of categorizing whether it was sustainability-related or a sustainability course.
Additionally, all classes in departments that are known to have sustainability focuses or learning outcomes were read through to catch any missing classes. Theses, independent studies, etc. in departments with a focus in sustainability or environmental science were counted towards sustainability focused or related courses. After the searches were complete, the available course descriptions were read through to identify sustainability related and focused courses.
How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
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)|
|Thesis / dissertation||Yes|
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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