Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 14.00 / 14.00 Justin Heavey
Sustainability Associate
Sustainability Office
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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 467 344
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 88 77
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 121 96

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 :

ESF maintains a list of all academic courses offered at the College that meet the AASHE definitions of “Sustainability-Focused” and “Sustainability-Inclusive" courses. This list contains the course title, department (or equivalent), course level, and a brief description tha indicates how sustainability is the focus of the course or integrated into the course. Courses can be one of the two classifications, but not both.

In 2011, a team of staff, students, faculty and administrators conducted a thorough assessment of courses and surveyed faculty, requesting they self-classify their courses. Subsequent surveys of faculty and additional analyses to update the list were conducted from 2012-2014. In 2016, 2019, and 2021, the course list was updated to current AASHE reporting guidelines and ESF course offerings.

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:

Please note that ESF is in the process of renewing its College-wide website. It is anticipated that the new website will be live by the end of the Spring 2021 semester. As such, the URL above may show dated information. The new website will reflect the information attached in the document uploaded for this credit area. For the time being, the document uploaded as backup for this credit area should take precedent over the URL listed above.

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.