Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.54
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Austin
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.38 / 14.00 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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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 24,733 6,358
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 219 56
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 2,325 561

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
10.17

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
79

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
63

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
79.75

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 :

Review covers all courses offered during the three most recent completed academic years. Courses were excluded as allowed by STARS. Courses with titles or descriptions suggesting a sustainability element (focused or included) were identified and reviewed to ensure sustainability content in the syllabi. A notable change in methodology from 2018 STARS submission: the total number of academic departments was drawn from those actually offering courses (instead of from a different data source than the course catalog) which reduced the total number of departments; and departments were excluded if all of their courses were excluded per STARS criteria.


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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Of the 107 academic departments offering courses, 28 only offered courses that are “excluded” from the STARS calculations, therefore those departments were excluded. Of the 79 remaining academic departments, 63 offer at least one sustainability inclusive or focused course over the last three academic years.

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.