Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.50
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date May 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

University at Buffalo
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.04 / 14.00 Krista Hanypsiak
Assistant Vice Provost
Undergraduate Education
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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 1,540 1,496
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 46 43
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 193 95

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
12.42

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
95

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
58

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
61.05

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?:
One

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

An initial list of all courses taught during all semesters of the 2018-2019 academic school year was obtained from the Registrars Office. The database was thoroughly reviewed to search for and identify potential sustainability courses by identifying courses that were indentured as sustainability related for the previous STARS submission, searching for the term "sustainability" in the course catalog, and then identifying other courses that correlated with a UN Sustainable Development Goal.

Additionally, results of the inventory were then shared with all thirteen schools through the Dean's office where further input and refinement occurred.


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:
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Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.