Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.72
Liaison Lindsey Abernathy
Submission Date July 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Mississippi
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.42 / 14.00 Lindsey Abernathy
Associate 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 1,152 612
Number of sustainability courses offered 38 14
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 47 20

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 :
To determine the total number of courses offered, we manually pulled all courses from 2017-18 that had enrollment from the online course catalog and removed the following: -Performance Arts (theatre and music) -Physical Education (tennis, jogging, etc.) -Internships/Practicums -Independent Study (we also excluded “individual-based courses,” which is allowable per the STARS technical manual) -Special/selected topics -Thesis/Dissertations -Clinical courses -Research seminars and proposal courses in which people presented research. We felt those courses counted under the “special topics” exclusion as the topics vary and the classes are “Z” grades. -2+2 courses - Degree comes from medical center, not UM. Cross-listed courses were only counted once. We did not count individual sections. Courses that were 500 level or above were counted as graduate courses. To identify sustainability course offerings, we reviewed each individual course description and in some instances contacted faculty members to confirm course content. Note: In removing thesis/dissertation courses, special/selected topics, and individual/independent study courses, our total course count for graduate-level courses was significantly impacted as many of these courses were 500 level or above.

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

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