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

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
IN-38: Sustainability Course Designation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jennifer Kleindienst
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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A brief description of the formal sustainability course designation program:

In February 2019, Wesleyan launched a new course cluster in sustainability & environmental justice. Encompassing the climate change, ecological sustainability, and environmental justice, this course cluster recognizes that sustainability and environmental justice are (or should be) central to public policy debates, scientific and intellectual inquiry, and the foundations of social and economic life. By framing sustainability and environmental justice together, we draw attention to equitable access to protection to all species without unfairly distributing risk of harm to some individuals and groups that live within them.

This course cluster is intended to cut across Wesleyan’s academic divisions and within all disciplines, whether natural, social, or humanistic modes of thought and practice. A course cluster also makes these courses easier to find for both students and faculty advisors (especially important as they cross both disciplinary and divisional lines), attract prospective students to Wesleyan, and raise awareness of this field among students and faculty.


A copy of the official course catalog where the sustainability course designations appear:
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Website URL for the official course catalog where the sustainability course designations appear:
Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Note that the link above is for the 2022-23 academic year, the most recent year for which a link is available (each year is a new link).

Beginning in November 2022, all faculty are asked to designate if new courses are sustainability-focused or -inclusive; this information will then be available to students.

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