Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date May 29, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Virginia
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carla Jones
Lecturer & Program Director, Center for Design and Health
Dean's Office, School of Architecture
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 2547 2272
Number of sustainability courses offered 71
+ Date Revised: Aug. 3, 2015
75
+ Date Revised: Aug. 3, 2015
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 83
+ Date Revised: Aug. 3, 2015
96
+ Date Revised: Aug. 3, 2015

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
45

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
73

Number of years covered by the data:
One

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
An inventory of the institution's course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
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The website URL where the inventory of course offerings with sustainability content is publicly available:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the course inventory:

The Global Sustainability governing board consisting of eight faculty members representing all seven undergraduate academic units and a student representative reviews the course catalog each semester to determine the courses that are sustainability related and sustainability focused. The governing board uses the definition of a sustainability course to determine whether the course qualifies. Having a member from each academic unit ensures quality of the courses listed. Each representative is responsible for checking the course content of the courses in the school that they represent. The student representative compiles the final list of sustainability focused courses for the major and minor. These sustainability related courses are listed on the Global Sustainability Initiative website and the Sustainability at UVa website.
This core list was supplemented by a thorough review of the course offerings for the 2014 -2015 school year using the criteria outlined for this credit. Applicable classes were compiled into a spreadsheet that is attached to this credit.


How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
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 (if different from the options outlined above):

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Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:
No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

Although specific courses are not designated as "sustainability" courses on student transcripts, students who complete a major or minor in sustainability receive that designation on their transcript.

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