Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.87
Liaison Courtney Gallaher
Submission Date June 4, 2024

STARS v2.2

Northern Illinois University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
-- 4.94 / 14.00 Courtney Gallaher
Associate Professor, Sustainability Coordinator
Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
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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 3,300 3,213
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 33 40
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 46 39

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 :

Courses for this inventory were searched for in the NIU course catalog for the academic year of 2021-2022. We searched up classes that might be sustainability focus or inclusive using words such as: "Enviroment", "Environmental", "Sustainability", "Sustainable", "Development", "Climate Change/science" "Environmental Justice", "Global Poverty and Development", "Renewable Energy Power". Lastly, courses were classified as either focused or inclusive using STARS defintion under the 'credit info' tab.

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:

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The sustainability course offering numbers have been updated to reflect those in the attached excel spreadsheet inventory.  

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.