Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.65
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Weber State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
4.42 / 14.00 Alice Mulder
SPARC Director, Professor
Geography
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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 6,684 357
Number of sustainability courses offered 46 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 109 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
2.20

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
49

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
26

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
53.06

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 :

Courses were identified using the inventory of courses from WSU’s existing Environmental Studies Major and Minor, the WSU course catalog, from information obtained from the office of Institutional Research, and from discussions with individual faculty members, deans, department chairs, and the Provost.

Timeframe: Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Note on attached Excel file (AC1_Revision) that courses that had multiple sections are indicated in this way in the semester columns: Y = 1 section, Y2 = 2 sections, Y3 = 3 sections


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course

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 Yes
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Courses were identified using the inventory of courses from Weber State Universities course catalog, information obtained from the office of Institutional Research, and from discussions with individual faculty members, deans, department chairs, and the Provost.
Current sustainability related courses can be found at:https://www.weber.edu/sustainability/courses

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