Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.22
Liaison Mei May
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at San Antonio
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.91 / 14.00 Mei L May
Director Office of Sustainability
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 10,433 7,217
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 28 88
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 283 208

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
3.44

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
47

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
39

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
82.98

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 attached document Final Courses offered UnderGrad and Graduate 2018-2020" Lists all undergraduate and graduate courses for the last 3 years through Spring 2020.

I went to each course, downloaded the syllabus and found if it was focused, or inclusive. Many did not qualify because while their were a sustainable topic, I did not include unless the syllabus specified if it was meant to convey a sustainable learning outcome or at least a lecture section on the sustainability of the topic. for example, Women's Studies might be a sustainable topic but there was no section that identified it as a lecture or inclusive of meaningfully directed at sustaining women's studies. I counted the number of times each course was offered over the last 3 years. If it was offered 10 times, I counted ten courses.

I counted all seminars, directed research, doctoral studies, internships, comprehensive study, master's thesis, and Special topics.


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:

If a 10 sections of a course were offered, I counted it as 10 courses.


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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