Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.94 / 14.00 Christie Nairn
Director
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 1,557 1,507
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 26 27
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 480 457

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
32.31

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
144

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
85

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
59.03

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?:
Two

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

A list of all courses offered in the Fall 2019-Fall 2021 academic period was obtained from the University of Manitoba online Aurora Course Catalogue. Each course was counted once, regardless of the number of offerings or sections, including sections offered in French. A list of key words was established from the United Nations Environment Programme’s “Clarifying terms in the SDGs: representing the meaning behind the terminology” and by the University of Manitoba’s Office of Sustainability Staff. A key word search was applied to the descriptions, titles and departments of all courses to create a shortlist which was then reviewed to categorize courses as sustainability-focused, a course with sustainability themes, or one that is unrelated to this credit. The key word list is provided in the additional document section. A sustainability-focused course was recognized by the presence of the words “sustain,” “sustainability” or “sustainable” in the description or title and/or by a course description focused on topics within the Earth Charter, the United Nation’s Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and other STARS credits.

Courses were coded as graduate or “G” if the course code/number started with “5” or higher and undergraduate of “UG” if the course code/number started with “4” or lower.


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:

Courses with multiple offerings were counted once for the overall number of sustainability courses offered.


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

Some courses are offered as both an undergraduate and graduate course (noted with UG/G in the inventory). These have been counted toward both totals of undergraduate courses and graduate courses. In result, the overall inventory has a total of 632 courses listed but the sustainability course offerings which include both graduate and undergraduate is 990 courses.

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