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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.27
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Butler University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.75 / 14.00 Michele Neary
Registrar
Registration and Records
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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 1,595 194
Number of sustainability courses offered 30 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 32 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
3.47

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
48

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
17

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
35.42

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 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 :

We used a variety of methods to track down our data. We identified sustainability course offerings by searching the course catalog for keywords and manually sifted through the descriptions, reached out to faculty directly, and had the associate deans issue out a Google Form for professors to fill out if any courses that they teach or have taught in the past 3 years qualify.


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 (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 Yes
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.