Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.49
Liaison Sarah Burke
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska at Omaha
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.29 / 14.00 Sarah Burke
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Affairs
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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 2390 663
Number of sustainability courses offered 68 28
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 179 78

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
11.56

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
40

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
34

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
85

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?:
One

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 :

The Sustainability Coordinator developed a list of search terms and phrases affiliated with sustainability. A student worker searched the online course catalog for those terms in the course titles and descriptions. Once the list was created, the Sustainability Coordinator determined if those courses were sustainability courses or courses that contained sustainability. Finally, each college was asked to verify the course listing and provide additional courses that may have been omitted due to the limitation of only being able to search course titles and descriptions. For a full explanation of the methodology and the terms used, please contact UNO's Sustainability Coordinator.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Other (please describe below)

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 course with multiple sections was counted as 1 course, despite the number of sections offered.


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

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The academic courses being counted for this submission are from the academic year 2015-2016

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