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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 Gold
Overall Score 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.73 / 14.00 Alicia LaVaute
Sr. Recycling & Waste Minimization Specialist
Sustainability Office
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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 3,109 3,038
Number of sustainability courses offered 182 130
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 244 230

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
38

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
97

Number of years covered by the data:
Three

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):

see above


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 Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Education Subcommittee accepted a list of 851 courses at MU that show evidence of sustainability related and focused content. These courses resulted from a search of 7,848 courses offered by MU using the definition defined above. Subcommittee members had previously made recommendations for inclusion on the list. Duplicate courses in different departments were not included in the list. The list (attached .xlsx file) is included with this report. Of the 851 sustainability related and focused courses, 96 included a research focus.


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):

Each course that had multiple sections or offerings was counted as one course, regardless of how many sections and offerings were available.


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

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.