Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.77
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Amherst
IN-1: Sustainability Course Designation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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Does the institution formally designate sustainability courses in its standard course catalog or listings?:
Yes

A brief description of the formal sustainability course designation program, including the methodology used to identify and approve courses for inclusion:

Sustainable UMass has partnered with the UMass registrars office to designate or "tag" courses in SPIRE (the online UMass course listings) as "green" courses. This list is pre-populated each semester if a designated course is listed continually. To designate new courses, members of the Chancellor's Sustainability Asvisory Committee make requests to registrars to add new courses to the designation list. All green designated courses are then populated in the Sustainable UMass Sustainability Class listing online (link below).


Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

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