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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 56.68
Liaison Jeanne Gulnick
Submission Date July 18, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Saint Joseph's College - ME
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.35 / 14.00 Jeanne Gulnick
Assistant Professor/Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Natural Sciences
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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 1,976 1,124
Number of sustainability courses offered 58 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 91 7

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
5.03

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
14

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

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
50

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 :

Identified total courses offered using the Registrar's Course List report for each academic semester beginning with Fall 2014 and ending with Spring 2017. Matched the list of courses identified as sustainability courses against the course lists. Counted all section offered. Did not count lab sections offered for those courses.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):

Each individual section was counted. Lab sections offfered for the courses were not coounted .


Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships Yes
Practicums No
Independent study Yes
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation Yes
Clinical No
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

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

The difference in the number of sustainability courses reported in Part One and the number identified in our sustainability inventory stems from the fact that in Part I we were counting courses over a three year period and additionally, we counted each section of a course individually for sustainability course, courses that include sustainability and total number of courses offered.

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.