Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.31
Liaison Vusal Karimli
Submission Date June 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Caspian University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.34 / 14.00
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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 1,350 200
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 39 12
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 69 13

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
8.58

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
19

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
14

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
73.68

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 complete the course inventory :

When Western Caspian University (WCU) established the Sustainability Initiative from May 2020, we aimed to align our education, research, and practice activities with the broader, 21st century understanding of sustainability as represented by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While SDGs address environmental issues, they are a broader conception of sustainability that encompasses reducing inequality, creating peaceful, just, and inclusive communities, reducing poverty, and more.
We looked at all courses using the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals to see how everything we do relates to sustainability, with a focus on equity.
We encourage feedback to not only correct and refine our analyses and analytic tools, but also to facilitate discussions about the many ways that activities can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. These discussions can help uncover connections that otherwise would not be identified by simply tagging activities with goals.


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 a course was offered with both a graduate and undergraduate course number it was counted in each category. Any course with multiple sections in undergraduate or graduate levels, however, was counted only once.


Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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