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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mary Beth McGrew
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Cincinnati
ER-5: Sustainability Course Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Claire Sweigart
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:
No

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability in the curriculum?:
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Has the institution identified its sustainability-focused and sustainability-related course offerings?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

The university recently transitioned from a quarter system to a semester system. For the switch, every department had to create new course information. At that time, an option to tag a course with a sustainability attribute was created. Through that process, course creators had the option to consider whether each course is sustainability focused or related.
After this process, a group of students working under the direction of the Provost's Office and Office of Sustainability, reviewed the entire course catalog, removing some inappropriately tagged classes and adding others that needed the sustainability tag.


Does the institution make its sustainability course inventory publicly available online?:
Yes

The website URL where the sustainability course inventory is posted:

From the website URL provided, students can use the attribute drop down menu to find courses tagged with the sustainability attribute.

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.