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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Sheridan College (Ontario)
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Anna Pautler
Sustainability Data Assessment & Reporting Officer
Office for Sustainability
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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 1,525 382
Number of sustainability courses offered 30 9
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 205 18

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
5

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
5
+ Date Revised: May 11, 2015

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 for Sustainability received a complete list of 2013/2014 course offerings from the Office of the Registrar. Each course was evaluated for sustainability content using the course outline database to form a preliminary assessment.

The Office for Sustainability asked Associate Deans to engage their Program Coordinators in reviewing the draft sustainability course list for misclassification or omission. 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 Yes
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts Yes

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.