Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.04
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Tufts University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.98 / 14.00 Tina Woolston
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 2,151 1,731
Number of sustainability courses offered 60 37
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 50 31

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):

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 determine the total number of courses offered and to identify sustainability course offerings, including the definitions used and the process for reviewing and/or validating the course inventory :

Using the AASHE STARS definitions of sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses, the Office of Sustainability reviewed the Tufts courses offered from Summer 2015 - Spring 2018. If a course was offered to both graduate and undergraduate students, it was counted uniquely. If a course was offered multiple semesters or as multiple sections, it was only counted once. The spreadsheets were filtered to exclude internships, practicums, exams, etc. The remaining course types are Lectures, Seminars, and Once-Per-Weeks. Because each course is counted only once regardless of multiple sections or offerings over multiple years, the "no duplicates" tab of the inventory sheet provides the final count of courses for both education levels and both amounts of sustainability content.

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 (if different from the options outlined above):

If a course was offered multiple semesters, it was only counted once.

Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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.