Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.20
Liaison Laura Miller
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Haven
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.57 / 14.00 Laura Miller
Director of Energy & Sustainability
Office of Facilities
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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 1170 558
Number of sustainability courses offered 42 10
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 36 6

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
5.44

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
47

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
31

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
65.96

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 :

As a first step, both the undergraduate and graduate University of New Haven course catalogs were reviewed to identify sustainability course offerings by the prefix "SUST".
Next, the keywords sustainability, energy, environment and climate were used to identify additional sustainability and sustainability content courses offered through all departments. To qualify as a Sustainability Course, each description was reviewed to determine if sustainability was the primary and explicit focus and/or contributed to the greater understanding or solving of a sustainability challenge. Sustainability Content courses had a clearly identified description of the role in the course.
Finally, the University of New Haven’s Director of Energy and Sustainability reviewed the resulting list for accuracy and completeness. She cross-checked any content questions with individual Department personnel.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Not applicable; no courses with multiple offerings or sections were included

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):
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Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships Yes
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics No
Thesis / dissertation Yes
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts Yes

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

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