Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.95
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Washington and Lee University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.05 / 14.00 Kimberly Hodge
Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
Student Affairs
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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 1100 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 26 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 96 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
11.09

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
26

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
18

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
69.23

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 :

Survey of faculty. We asked faculty to determine whether or not any courses they taught were related to sustainability. We gave them the definition of the intersection between economics, environment, and social issues, but let them determine on their own if their course qualified.


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 Yes
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Departments/programs included in the number above:
Business
Economics
Politics
Biology
Chemistry
English
Teacher Education
Engineering and Physics
Environmental Studies
Geology
History
Journalism and Mass Communications
Math
Philosophy
Poverty Studies
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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