Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.13
Liaison Micah Kenfield
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Vassar College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 13.77 / 14.00 Micah Kenfield
Director of Sustainability
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 1,316 0
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 136 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 482 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
46.96

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
52

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
45

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
86.54

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 :

In order to inventory sustainability-centered courses at Vassar, the Office used the Course Catalogue, course-specific departmental pages, and consultation with department heads for the majority of our analysis, looking to see where the UN Sustainable Development Goals were explicitly addressed.


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:
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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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