Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.99 / 14.00
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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 2,006 1,426
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 65 66
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 130 76

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 :

Data has been obtained from the academic database of enrolments to all course offerings. This information was reviewed against the defined sustainability criteria with course descriptions being analysed against keywords.

Keywords were used to initially identify potential courses that could be sustainability focused or sustainability inclusive. Course descriptions were then analysed against the keywords to further refine and identify applicable courses.

The course descriptions are the key criteria for evaluation so courses with sustainability as the main focus were classified as 'Sustainability Focused'. Courses that contained content that were inclusive of sustainability were classified as 'Sustainability Inclusive'.

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:

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

All program and course information can be found online:

Please note that there are 84 academic departments in total. 29 academic departments undertake Teaching & Learning activities and offer courses. 22 academic departments include sustainability course offerings. As a research intensive university, all 84 academic departments undertake sustainability research.

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.