Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.57
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
13.59 / 14.00 Cindy Shea
Director, Sustainability Office
Campus Enterprises
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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 25,130 17,960
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 2,355 2,422
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 2,758 2,276

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
22.77

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
74

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
62

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
83.78

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?:
Three

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

The searchable database of all courses taught from Fall 2016 through second summer session 2019 was matched against a list of sustainability keywords. Labs, recitations, clinical and Allied Health courses, patient oriented courses, study abroad, fitness, studio and performing arts, interinstitutional courses, courses related to doctoral research and dissertations, and courses with four or fewer students were removed. When course descriptions were not provided in the database (the majority of courses), syllabi were searched. Since many UNC departments do not yet provide online syllabi, the remaining course descriptions were found in course catalogs, on departmental and faculty websites, and on third party websites such as Course Hero.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted:
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Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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