Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.79
Liaison William Ghrist
Submission Date May 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Washtenaw Community College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.84 / 14.00 Dale Petty
Professional Faculty
Industrial Technology
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 1,429 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 5 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 20 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
1.75

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
41

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
7

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
17.07

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?:
Three

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 :

Face to face and email "interviews" were conducted with the faculty primarily responsible for each of the courses. We tried to follow the guidelines and definitions in the STARS Technical Manual closely. The Sustainability Council chair collected the information and verified it.


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 Yes
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:

About 30 courses that include sustainability were identified in a survey of the whole campus, conducted for the 2014 Climate Action Plan. http://webfiles.wccnet.edu/Sustainable/Web/WCC%20Climate%20Action%20and%20Sustainability%20Plan.pdf. The data included in this report is an update of the 2014 inventory and was conducted in the summer of 2018.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.