Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.40
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Weber State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.74 / 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 8,054 608
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 60 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 254 5

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
3.68

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
49

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
24

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
48.98

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 :

Courses designated as sustainability courses (the SUS course attribute), for both "all instructors" of a course or sections taught by a specific faculty, were provided for AY 2022 by Institutional Research the the Sustainability Practices and Research Center.

Our existing inventory of additional courses that include or focus on sustainability (as identified in the past through surveys, catalog review, environmentally focused majors, and consultation with individual faculty), but do not yet have the attribute, was updated through responses to a survey sent to all faculty (October 2021) regarding their sustainability teaching and research. Faculty were asked to indicate if they taught a sustainability-inclusive or sustainability-focused course based on the definitions provided in STARS AC-1. If they did teach one or more such courses they provided the course title, number and a brief course description or rationale on the sustainability connection.

Occurrences of the courses on this updated list for 2021-22 were identified by the Office of Institutional Research. These sections were added to the SUS sections list and are provided in the uploaded inventory. The course descriptions for the courses are on the second tab.

Timeframe of course count is AY 2022 (Summer 2021 - Spring 2022)


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:
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Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Courses were identified using the existing inventory of sustainability courses updated through a survey to all faculty (sent Fall semester 2021 with 179 completed survey responses), from Weber State University's course catalog, information obtained from the office of Institutional Research, and from discussions with individual faculty members.

Current semester sustainability-related courses, and links to the course inventory (near the bottom of the page), can be found at: https://www.weber.edu/sustainability/courses

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