Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.41
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Kentucky
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.23 / 14.00 Shane Tedder
Sustainability Coordinator
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 1858 1656
Number of sustainability courses offered 26 12
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 52 21

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
3.16

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
241

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
35

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
14.52

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 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 :

The inventory was completed in 2 phases:

Phase 1- In the first phase a search of the 2017-2018 Bulletin was conducted to create two lists: Potential Sustainability Courses (SC) and potential courses that include sustainability(IS). The SC list was generated by searching our entire course catalog for the term “sustaina”. If any form of the word appeared in the course title or course description, then that course was added to the list. The IS list was generated in the same way, however for this list we searched the catalog for this list of search terms independently:
• Environment
• Ecologic/Ecology
• Natura+Resource
• Conservation
• Economic
• Community
• Community+development
• Social
• Societ
• Societal+development
• Global
• Cities
• Bioregion
- Justice
Phase 2- Independent review of the results of phase 1 led by a graduate assistant to the Office of Sustainability to determine which courses are included on which list using the above definition as the guiding criteria.


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):

Cross listed courses were counted twice.
400G level courses were counted once as undergraduate courses. 500 level courses were counted only as graduate level. Courses with multiple sections were only counted once. Courses with duplicate sections taught in multiple academic terms were counted once.


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

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

IC-3 should be updated to reflect 241 academic departments.

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