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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 42.59
Liaison Jeffrey Clark
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Lawrence University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.49 / 14.00 Jeff Clark
Professor
Geology
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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 933 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 15 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 11 0

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
7

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
34

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):

see attached


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:

Courses with a focus on environmental science/policy and sustainability that are cross-listed with Environmental Studies (ENST) courses, regardless of their home department, were included. Furthermore, only courses that are offered on a consistent basis, and are not special seminars, independent studies, etc. were included.


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):

same as above


Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
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

MUEN, MUIN, OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS, GRADUATE COURSES, TUTORIALS, IS, DIRECTED STUDY,
AND INTERNSHIPS ARE EXCLUDED.
Census for courses provided by registrar using following criteria:
DATA BASED ON INDIVIDUAL STUDENT ENROLLMENTS WHICH WILL EXCLUDE COURSE OFFERINGS
NOT USED. THIS QUERY SHOULD ONLY BE RUN ON COMPLETED ACADEMIC YEARS.
ALL TERMS AND SPECIAL SESSIONS INCLUDED (FALL, WINTER, SPRING, D-TERM,
FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS, SUMMER)
IF A COURSE WAS CROSS-LISTED ALL DATA IS REPORTED UNDER THE PARENT COURSE.
ATTEMPTED CREDIT PER OFFERING WILL NOT BE ACCURATE IF THE COURSE WAS VARIABLE
CREDIT.

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.