Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.69
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date April 5, 2023

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.91 / 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 5,012 277
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 147 5
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 362 8

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
9.87

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
47

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
42

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
89.36

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, then a preliminary course inventory was presented to all departments and programs. Each department/program added/removed the necessary courses and then confirmed the course list for their area. Departments/programs were presented with a definition of sustainability explorations (tab 1 of attached spreadsheet and at https://www.wesleyan.edu/sustainability/employees/sej.html). All included grad courses are cross-listed with undergraduate course numbers; so 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 and graduate courses, each section and course offering (in different semesters) was counted individually.

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The website above references Wesleyan's Sustainability & Environmental Justice course cluster, a way of identifying courses on these topics to students. Faculty can choose to add their courses to this cluster, but it is not inclusive of all sustainability and/or environmental justice courses.

The website above references Wesleyan's Sustainability & Environmental Justice course cluster, a way of identifying courses on these topics to students. Faculty can choose to add their courses to this cluster, but it is not inclusive of all sustainability and/or environmental justice courses.

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