Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.09
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of New Hampshire
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 13.52 / 14.00 Jennifer Andrews
Project Director
Sustainability Institute
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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 2,190 713
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 70 30
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 350 110

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

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 complete the course inventory :
Staff at the Sustainability Institute coordinated the data gathering and assessment for AC1. We used AY 2019-2020 as a representative sample of our course offerings over the submission period (the past 3.5 years). A complete course list including subjects, titles, instructors and descriptions from the AY19-20 course catalog was obtained from the registrar's office. A UNHSI intern reviewed each course title/description for an indication of whether it could be considered either sustainability-focused or sustainability-inclusive, based on the criteria in the STARS Technical Manual and reference to the SDG's. When the determination seemed unclear (approximately three dozen courses), faculty instructors were contacted to ask them for more input or clarification. Occasionally UNHSI team members were consulted in addition. Those courses ultimately deemed to be either sustainability-focused or sustainability-inclusive were added to the attached inventory, with their course descriptions. Once the inventory was compiled, it was reviewed by a staff member for completeness, consistency and accuracy.

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 a course was open to both undergraduates and graduates, it was counted as both an undergraduate course and a graduate course. A course was only counted once if it was taught in a year, regardless of whether it was offered more than one semester.

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
For department lists: https://cola.unh.edu/academics/departments https://ceps.unh.edu/departments https://colsa.unh.edu/departments https://chhs.unh.edu/departments https://paulcollege.unh.edu/departments

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.