Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.71
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Vermont
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.99 / 14.00 Gioia Thompson
Sustainability Strategist
UVM Office of 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 3,784 504
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 283 17
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 478 70

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 :

A list of all courses offered at the institution in one year (Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022) was generated by the Registrar. The Office of Sustainability then modified the list according to STARS guidelines. This included deletion of enrollment under 5, and removal of ACT, LSN, CLN, FWRK, INTN, IS, PERF, PRAC, RSCH, STD, TA, TD instruction methods. These exclusions are listed in the column titled "Included/Excluded". Two other columns were added to the sheet: one labeled “designation” and another labeled “justification.” The designation column had the following choices: sustainability-focused, sustainability-inclusive, and neither. The justification column is for a description of what each course entails and how it relates to sustainability. The Office of Sustainability carried over all designations from the 2020 STARS submission and identified new UVM designated sustainability courses from our general education requirement. The remaining uncategorized courses were manually reviewed and designated appropriately using course descriptions and syllabi.

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:

Multiple offerings/sections and cross listings were counted as individual courses.

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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