Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.64
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Richmond
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.73 / 14.00 Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for Sustainability
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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 825 220
Number of sustainability courses offered 16 2
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 82 12

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
10.72

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
30

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
20

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
66.67

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 :

To cover all courses offered in one year, all courses offered in Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 were included in this inventory.

Courses were identified in two ways:
1. All standard course descriptions were reviewed for connections to sustainability
2. Faculty were asked to share if they included any sustainability content in their courses. As part of this process, the faculty were provided with the STARS definitions around sustainability in the curriculum.


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):

Courses with identical sections were counted as one course.
Courses with unique sections and that had section titles and descriptions were counted as separate courses. As an example, the FYS courses are all "FYS 100" but there are over a dozen unique sections taught by different faculty/staff and as such they were counted as separate courses.
Courses that offer unique sections at multiple times are only counted as the number of unique titles and descriptions, not for every time offered. As an example, BIOL 120 offers several sections, each of which has a different title and topic and which is offered multiple times. Each unique section is counted as one course - it is not counted as multiple courses by including each time it is offered.


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

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