Our sustainability courses offer multiple ways for students to
be directly involved in learning and instruction.
At UB learning about sustainability concepts and practices takes
place both in and out of the classroom. In addition to our
experiential learning opportunities, UB offers a wide-ranging
selection of sustainability related courses across more than 50
different degree programs.
Identifying Sustainability courses
The Sustainability Teaching Committee has worked to identify
both Sustainability Courses and Courses that include Sustainability
as a component of the course based on guidance provided by the
AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System. More
info about how courses are designated can be found here.
Process for identifying courses
With the engagement of the Sustainability Teaching subcommittee
of the Stewardship Committee, a comprehensive inventory of our
sustainability related and focused courses was created
An initial list of all courses taught during all semesters of
the 2014-2015 academic school year was obtained from the Registrars
Office. The database was thoroughly reviewed to search for and
identify potential sustainability courses by identifying courses
that were indentured as sustainability related for the previous
STARS submission, searching for the term "sustainability" in the
course catalog, and reviewing specific courses within departments
that are known to offer many sustainability related options. Once
an initial list was generated, course titles and course
descriptions were reviewed to identify to what extent a course was
specifically a sustainability course or a course that included
sustainability as a component.
Additionally, results of the inventory were shared with all
schools at the institution, and Deans and faculty were invited to
provide ongoing input and updates.