Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.03
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.14 / 14.00 Jennifer Kleindienst
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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 4,349 410
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 97 9
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 116 17

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
5.02

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
39

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
30

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
76.92

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 complete the course inventory :

Keyword searches were done using Wesleyan's course-selection software, WesMaps. See keywords tab in inventory for keywords used. Uncertain courses were compared to Wesleyan's list of sustainability explorations and were confirmed with individual faculty members whenever possible. Confirmed courses are specifically denoted in the inventory; courses not confirmed by the professor but with course descriptions matching the definition of sustainability are included and noted as unconfirmed.

Nearly all grad courses are cross-listed with undergraduate course numbers; so some of the grad courses listed are double-counted.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted:

For undergraduate courses, each course offering (in different semesters) was counted individually. Courses with multiple course sections simultaneously were not counted separately.

For Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) courses, each offering was counted as a single course (relied on departmental reporting to determine which courses did/didn't qualify).


Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Note that the AC-1 Inventory includes only 90 courses; courses taught multiple semesters are counted multiple times (for each semester taught), but cross-listed courses are counted only once per semester.

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