Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.59
Liaison Julie Price
Submission Date July 29, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Alabama at Birmingham
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.65 / 14.00 Julie Price
Sustainability Coordinator
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 2491 2030
Number of sustainability courses offered 10 10
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 51 10

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
1.79

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
50

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
22

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
44

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?:
Three

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 :

Total number of courses were identified using the course catalog and our Red Mountain Project courses. Sustainability courses or courses that include sustainability were identified through review of the course catalog's course descriptions and direct communication with the designated instructors for the courses. Also, the course products of our annual Red Mountain Project were included in this inventory. Courses were selected based on inclusion of social, environmental, and/or economic concepts within sustainability and from direct communications with the instructors. Inclusion of the topics could be in one of many forms: hidden curriculum, paradigm shift, new readings or content, new assignment/project, new unit, guest speakers, and/or service learning.


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):
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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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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