Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.09
Liaison Allison Jenks
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

New Mexico State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.81 / 14.00 Allison Jenks
Facilities Sustainability Manager
Facilities and Services
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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 1,973 1,029
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 7 2
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 86 29

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
4.13

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
52

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
9

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
17.31

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 :

As an agriculture and engineering college we have a great number of classes related to the environment, ecology, sustainability, food production, and policy that are both related and focused on sustainability issues. For our second STARS report in 2011 a diverse committee of faculty and staff went through the class catalogue and compiled a list of sustainably-oriented classes, whether focused or related. The group reviewed the class description and determined whether it met the requirements of the previously-determined definitions. In fall of 2016, NMSU’s Sustainability Council convened a new group of faculty to revise the definitions and update the previous course listing.


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:

The amount of offerings was not counted for this inventory.


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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