Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.29
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Wesleyan University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Barry Chernoff
College of the Environment
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Wesleyan offers several courses and immersive programs that have included multidimensional examinations of sustainability. Over the past three years, these courses have included:
- research methods course on the Connecticut River and environmental, social, and economic connections; culminated in presentations to the public at the Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter Festival
- dance and performance course about bringing together communities on environmental issues; included students working for the Middletown Water and Sewer Department; culminated in choreographed dance by Water and Sewer employees at Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter Festival (2015-16)
- dance course on rehabilitating old houses for reuse, and included a student-choreographed performance by Wesleyan plumbers, electricians, and carpenters (2015-16)
- American farming and agriculture course (2014-15)
- soils class analyzed soil samples at Wesleyan's Long Lane Farm (2014-15)
- research methods course on invasive species, including commercial uses for invasive plant in California and analysis of college bed bug problems (2014-15)

In addition, students have led for-credit student forums about food justice, permaculture, farming, food sustainability, and fostering sustainable behaviors.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

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