Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date March 13, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Miami
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.26 / 14.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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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 843 997
Number of sustainability courses offered 41 53
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 226 255

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

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

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

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

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?:

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 :

Due to time restrictions, we agreed with AASHE to perform our inventory on one semester, Spring 2019. We started by asking the Provost Office to provide us with the full Registrar Catalog of Courses offered for the Spring 2019. Then we divided the list by departments and operated first Tier 1 and Tier 2 courses (excluding the courses below as well as courses that did not fit in either categories). We provided the pre-screened list, the methodology guidelines - with definitions and examples for both Tiers - and the sustainability definition from p.12 and p.13 of the STARS 2.1 technical manual to each department chair at the University. The chairs were requested to select Tier 1 and Tier 2 courses from the pre-screened list we provided and add their respective learning outcomes. After collecting the lists, we verified any anomaly and compiled them into the STARS AC 1 Inventory.

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):

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

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.