Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Technical College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.85 / 14.00 Casey Meehan
Director of Sustainability and Resilience
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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 873 0
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 9 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 242 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

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?:

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

The Wisconsin Technical College system requires all information on courses to be submitted to a central office and cataloged in the WIDS software. Specialists in Western's Academic Excellence Division (AED) who work directly with curricular content and reporting used WIDS reports in addition to our own internal reports to collect information for AC-1. Specifically, AED specialists used data from our "Successabilities" tracking software to determine if a course included sustainability within it. Western's Successabilities are college-wide learning outcomes that every academic program incorporates within its curricula. Sustainability and Resilience are part of our Successabilities, and each program self-reports (and consults with AED specialists) on whether and how sustainability is incorporated into their unique curricula.

For this STARS report, AED specialists counted all active courses (less apprenticeship courses and courses from Learner Support and Transition) totaling 873 courses. According to available Successabilities reports, 251 have some level of sustainability associated to them.

Courses are justified based on models, units, or foci that address UN SDGs.

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:

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:

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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.