Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.70
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Boulder
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 13.66 / 14.00 Bruce Goldstein
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 2,147 561
Number of sustainability courses offered 118 67
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 335 123

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

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

Number of years covered by the data:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
An inventory of the institution's course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):

The website URL where the inventory of course offerings with sustainability content is publicly available:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the course inventory:

A three-page summary of the credit was given to the Chairs of each department, whereupon they analyzed their curriculum based on the definition of a sustainability "focused" or related course. For the few departments who did not submit this summary an analysis determining the percentage of sustainability "related or "focused" courses was done by the STARS Research Assistants. This analysis was based on the same criteria mentioned above and was conferred upon by Bruce Goldstein, the Environmental Studies Faculty Research Associate and Outreach and Education Coordinator for Sustainability Initiatives.

How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
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):

Courses with multiple offerings an/or sections were counted once. The University of Colorado lists courses with multiple offerings allowing for the STARS research assistants to cross-reference double listings and prevent oversized reporting.

Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships No
Practicums Yes
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts Yes

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.