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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 Bronze
Overall Score 41.99
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Montana
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.32 / 14.00 Eva Rocke
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
ASUM
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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 1,668 662
Number of sustainability courses offered 29 9
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 47 16

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
4.33

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
126

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
30

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
23.81

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?:
One

A brief description of the methodology used to determine the total number of courses offered and to identify sustainability course offerings, including the definitions used and the process for reviewing and/or validating the course inventory :

The University surveyed faculty to identify sustainability-focused and sustainability-related course offerings. Faculty were sent a survey for self-evaluation. Student interns followed up with faculty across campus to clarify the data and to identify more courses and faculty who had not participated in the survey.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
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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Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships Yes
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.