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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 Silver
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison Shannon Craig
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Camosun College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.40 / 14.00 John Boraas
Vice President Education
Education and Student Services
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 1,317 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 17 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 76 0

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

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
44

Number of years covered by the data:
One

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
An inventory of the institution's course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
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The website URL where the inventory of course offerings with sustainability content is publicly available:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the course inventory:

The Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) reviewed a complete list of offered courses from the 2013-2014 academic year and conducted a preliminary analysis of which courses were about or included sustainability by reviewing their formal course descriptions.

These courses were categorized by department and then sent out to the Chair's of each department for review. The Chair's reviewed the course lists to assert the courses listed were either related to sustainability or not. The Chair's also added courses that were not already on the list. Specific professor's were contacted, when necessary, and asked to provide an indication of how courses were related to sustainability if it was not obvious from the formal course description. The returned lists were compiled into a final version.


How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
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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Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics No
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:
No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

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.