Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.57
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.32 / 14.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 17,412 8,751
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 324 251
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 1,910 779

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

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?:

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

The Course Inventory was extracted from the IU Course Bulletin for courses offered in the Sum2019/Fall2019/Spring2020 for FY20. Total of 6,538 course subjects offered with a total of 26,163 total course sections counted in total inventory. Identified courses were selected based on Course Bulletin Data search and extraction of Key words containing sustainability terms. Courses were filtered for Sustainability related Key Words. The filtered Courses were then reviewed for level of Sustainability addressing the 3 spheres of Sustainability: Environmental, Social, Economics. Courses covering at least 2 sphere topics are recorded as Sustainability Inclusive (2,689 # course sections). Courses covering all 3 sphere topics are reported as Sustainability Focused (575 #course sections).

For the Complete Inventory of Course Offerings:
See attached file - AC1_IU_Course_Bulletin_IUPUI_FY2020_V3_Final_STARS.xlsm

The Inventory file consists of the following Tabs:
Total Course Data:(complete raw data of course inventory with filters)

The additional tabs in the inventory file are various summary formats of the Total Course Data:
#SubjCourse: provides a summary of the total course inventory count by Subject

SUST Inclusive Course List: Summary of courses meeting 2 of 3 spheres with Course Title/Description includes Total # of course section offerings

SUST Focused Course List: Summary of courses meeting 3 of 3 spheres with Course Title/Description includes Total # of course section offerings

Total Courses by Spheres: Provides a count of courses offered by Level/Academic Unit/Sust spheres (This tab provides the summary of all course offerings as reported in Part 1 for Total Courses/Sust Focused/Sust Inclusive by UG/Grad)

Acad Depts by Campus: Provides a count of total course offerings by Campus-Dept and by Sust Spheres (as reported in Part 2) (# Academic Depts is > PRE-5 because of reporting courses by respective campus/courses in AC1. IUPUI campuses include our Indianapolis Campus (IN), Columbus Campus (CO), and Fort Wayne Campus (FW))

Many of the Sustainability Course Offerings are highlighted in the IU Course Registrar list searchable by a Class Attribute code of Sustainability as managed through the Registrar's process through the following site:

You can use the interactive course search tool in iGPS which is the Site for search of all IU courses:
1) Select Campus - IUPUI
2) Select Term
3) See Class Attributes List and select "Sustainability"

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:

Total # of courses reflect a total of 26,163 course section offerings of over 6,500 course subjects.

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Total Course File can be reviewed at:

Download the file to review and Filter Total Course Data

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.