Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.89
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Houston
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.90 / 14.00 Gabriel Durham
Graduate assistant
Office of 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 3,830 4,034
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 50 36
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 168 119

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

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 complete the course inventory :

The Office of Sustainability’s staff searched the institution’s master courselist for possible courses that either included sustainability or were a sustainable course. The first step was comparing current courses to the list of confirmed courses from the 2018 AASHE STARS reporting. Next, staff compiled classes that could fit AASHE’s definitions through an intensive keyword search of both course titles and descriptions.The Office also reached out to students in various degrees and programs about courses that could be considered sustainable. After feedback was collected, Office staff reviewed courses again.

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:

See above

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

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.