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.