Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.79
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Kentucky University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.18 / 14.00 Leslie North
Director of Sustainability
Geography and Geology
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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 5,121 1,026
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 62 10
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 196 16

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
4.62

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
40

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
26

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
65

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 :

A Graduate Research Assistant studying sustainability examined the online course catalog, reading through course descriptions and course syllabi to determine whether courses were related to sustainability, intentionally focused on sustainability, or unrelated to sustainability.


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:

Course sections were not counted separately. Labs were counted separately if they had a different course number. Similarly, courses with a "G," or "Graduate" component were counted as a separate course, as they were counted separately in "Total Courses Offered," as well.


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