Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 27.06
Liaison Taylor Myers
Submission Date March 8, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Alabama in Huntsville
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.59 / 14.00 Taylor Myers
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities and Operations
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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 2188 1262
Number of sustainability courses offered 21 16
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 45 26

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
3.13

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
40

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
20

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
50

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 :

To determine the total number of courses offered, an Excel sheet countaing all the courses taught in 2016, 2017, and 2018 was compiled. Repeated sections of the same course were counted as one single course so duplicates were removed. All the courses were arranged by the course number. Undergraduate course numbers range from 100-499 whereas graduate range from 500-799. The total number of course offerings in the past 3 years was obtained in this manner. For identifying sustainability courses, the department chairs were asked to identify them in their respective departments. If they weren't sure, then the course descriptions for each course in their department was reviewed and then the syllabuses for those courses were reviewed carefully to check whether they have any content related to sustainability.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Other (please describe below)

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):

Multiple offerings or sections of the same course were counted as an individual course for all course lists. If the course title was the same but the departments or the course number were different, then they were counted separately.


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

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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