Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.61
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

Tufts University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.45 / 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 6,735 4,135
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 109 119
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 650 529

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 :

Using the AASHE STARS definitions of sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses, the Office of Sustainability reviewed the Tufts courses offered from Fall 2018 - Summer 2021. If a course was offered to both graduate and undergraduate students, it was counted as an graduate course. If a course was offered multiple semesters or as multiple sections, all sections were counted. The spreadsheets were filtered to exclude internships, practicums, exams, etc. The remaining course types are Lectures, Seminars, and Once-Per-Weeks.

How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course

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:

In order to obtain total course offerings and total departments at Tufts, the OOS staff emailed the registrar office at each school: School of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering; the Friedman School of Agriculture & Nutrition; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Tufts Medical School; Tufts Dental School; the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Public Health and Professional Degrees program; and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

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.