Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.43
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.27 / 14.00 Yolanda Mendoza
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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 5,281 1,374
Number of sustainability courses offered 201 35
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 211 97

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 :

All the educational programs listed in the entire curriculum offered in its official website were reviewed.
In order to list the courses directly focused on Sustainability, the ones which include the word "sustainability" were counted as well as those which solve one or more sustainability challenges related to the earth charter.
On the other hand, the Indirect courses were those, which even though does not include the word sustainability, they are directly related to ecology, environment, entrepreneurship, waste management, community health, efficiency among others that contribute to achieve balance and harmony in the society.

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 (if different from the options outlined above):

Courses in relation to the number of Academics Programs (PA) that are included in their curriculum were counted, regardless if the PA is offered in various faculties and academic units.
On the other hand, we considered courses that are given to different students each time through academic units and faculties that are distributed in the state of Tamaulipas; for example, the subject "Environment and Sustainable Development" is taught in 85 academic programs running in different faculties and academic units, thus 85 direct courses with a focus on sustainability were recorded. Each of this sustainability courses are focused according to each specific courses.

Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics No
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:

There are 4 courses that are offered in all programs at UAT University, therefore they are counted 85 times and counted in every department of our institution, the content of each course however varies according the specific program.

Data for this credit is from academic year 2016, new curricula has been created as well as courses including sustainability; they appear online at our website,


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