Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.15
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Virginia
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.36 / 14.00 Phoebe Crisman
Associate Professor of Architecture
School of Architecture
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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 3,231 2,324
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 95 51
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 161 63

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 :

This inventory was created by a thorough review of the course offerings for the 2020-2021 academic year using the criteria outlined for this credit- including summer, fall, January term, and spring. Applicable classes were compiled into a spreadsheet that is attached to this credit, starting with courses included in the Global Environments and Sustainability program (https://globalstudies.as.virginia.edu/global-environments-sustainability) as well as the Environmental Thought and Practice major (https://etp.virginia.edu/courses)

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:

Courses with multiple offerings were counted each time they were offered. This method is also refelected in the total number of undergraduate and graduate courses.

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:


Course exclusions:
Individually-directed courses (e.g., thesis, independent study, practicum)

Courses that are strictly practice-oriented, e.g.:

Medical courses dedicated to clinical practice.

Arts courses dedicated to performance, technique, or composition.

Physical education courses that are activity-based.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.