Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.38
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Wellesley College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.29 / 14.00 Dorothea Von Herder
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilties
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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 1,409 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 98 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 72 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
12.07

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
52

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
27

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
51.92

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?:
Three

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 :

Staff from the Office of Sustainability looked through the description of every course offered between Spring 2016 and Fall 2018. Keeping the AASHE definition of "sustainability course" and "course that includes sustainability" in mind, a list of courses was compiled. The list was reviewed by staff from the Environmental Studies program.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Other (please describe below)

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):

Sustainability-focused and Sustainability-related courses offered between Spring 2016 and Fall 2018 were counted only once even if they were offered more than one time in that period. Sustainability-focused and Sustainability-related courses that were cross-listed in two departments were counted as two single courses.


Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships No
Practicums No
Independent study Yes
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation Yes
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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