Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.25
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.31 / 14.00 Meredith Moore
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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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 5,263 1,798
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 130 8
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 159 27

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
4.59

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
167

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
62

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
37.13

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 :

When the course catalog is posted, the instructor/adviser for the SEE FP minor uses the search function to find sustainability focused and inclusive courses. The terms that are used to find those courses are: sustain, environ, green, energy, solar, wind, geothermal, fuel cell, waste, pollution, water, land, food, transportation, nature and ecosystem. Each course description that returns from that search is read and evaluated for the courses’ sustainability potential. The evaluation doesn’t have any firm metrics, but is a subjective determination by the adviser/instructor.


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:

Only distinct course titles were counted as part of this inventory. Courses were only counted once, regardless of the number of sections that were being offered. However, courses with the same subject code and number, but with different section titles were counted separately (e.g. ACE 199 has two distinct sections that cover different material). Crosslistings were not counted as part of the course count. Only one crosslisted department did not have its own unique course and was not counted in the academic departments with sustainability course offerings.


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