Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.45
Liaison Kristina Hughes
Submission Date May 10, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Nebraska at Omaha
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.31 / 14.00 Patrick Wheeler
Environmental Advocate/Sustainability Champion
EHS
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 4,560 1,197
Number of sustainability courses offered 41 19
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 0 0

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
28

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
48

Number of years covered by the data:
One

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
An inventory of the institution's course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
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The website URL where the inventory of course offerings with sustainability content is publicly available:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the course inventory:

Researchers inventoried the courses taught during Fall Semester 2012 and Spring Semester 2013 using the online class search tool. The researchers digitally searched course titles and descriptions for key words related to sustainability. When a key word(s) was found, the researchers determined/verified if the course was a sustainability course by reading its full description.


How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
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A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):

Sustainability courses with multiple offerings were counted as 1 course per each offering. For example, if the same course was offered as BIOL 4820, BIOL 8826, and ENVN 4820, it was counted as 3 courses. A sustainability courses with multiple sections was counted as 1 course, despite its number of sections.


Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships Yes
Practicums Yes
Independent study Yes
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation Yes
Clinical No
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:
No

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

UNO does not currently designate sustainability courses in its catalog or in its online class search tool, but its Center for Urban Sustainability hopes to make this information more accessible in the years to come. Additionally, in the future, UNO hopes to:

-Increase its number of sustainability courses
-Inventory its number of courses that include sustainability
-Increase its number of departments that offer sustainability courses or courses that include sustainability

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