Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.04
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2023

STARS v2.2

New Jersey Institute of Technology
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.36 / 14.00 Sadia Mohiuddin
Sustainability Specialist
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 860 635
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 14 11
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 73 44

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
9.50

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
19

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
13

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
68.42

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?:
One

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :
The Office of Sustainability attained the course list for FY2021 from The Office of Institutional Effectiveness. This list consisted of 13,432 undergraduate & graduate courses. For courses with more than one section, all but one section was deleted to prevent repetition. The list was further reduced by applying 75 keywords that related to sustainability. After filtering the courses that contained the keywords in the course description or course name, the resulting list had a total of 740 courses. Each course in this list was reviewed by The Office of Sustainability & based on its description, members of the office determined whether the course was a sustainability course. For courses that were difficult to determine, the instructors were contacted for confirmation on whether or not sustainability was a focus of the course. The courses were then separated by college and then divided into undergraduate & graduate courses for each college. This list was sent to the deans of each college for revision. In the final list, sustainability-focused courses are highlighted in green and sustainability-inclusive courses are highlighted in blue.

How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
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:
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Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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