Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.24
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Louisville
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.64 / 14.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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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 8977 8160
Number of sustainability courses offered 177 51
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 590 186

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
5.86

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
81

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
40

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
49.38

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 :

In 2011, UofL updated its electronic system for listing new courses and revising existing courses (the Course Inventory File) to include codes for sustainability-focused or -related courses. Until now, the data has primarily been used for internal administrative purposes, but we are working toward making this information easily available to students who will be able to use these criteria in searching the catalog. As a part of this process, the Sustainability Council's Education & Research Committee was tasked with auditing the SUST coded courses to weed out any that were inaccurately coded. Faculty on the committee reviewed syllabi and contacted professors in questionable cases to polish the list. As a final step to identify potential sustainability courses that were not already coded, committee members reviewed offerings in their home academic units and the Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives reviewed UofL's online course catalog.


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 (if different from the options outlined above):
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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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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