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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Dedee DeLongpre Johnston
Submission Date June 3, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Wake Forest University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.21 / 14.00 Dedee DeLongpre Johnston
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 9,309 3,835
Number of sustainability courses offered 77 34
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 372 69

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

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
51

Number of years covered by the data:
Three

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
An inventory of the institution's course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
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The website URL where the inventory of course offerings with sustainability content is publicly available:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the course inventory:

The methodology was two-fold: 1) faculty were asked to self-identify their courses and provide descriptions; 2) staff compared the list of respondents and courses to both the environmental program curriculum and the courses that have been generated from the sustainability-across-the-curriculum workshop in order to complete the list.


How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
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 (if different from the options outlined above):
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Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships No
Practicums Yes
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical Yes
Physical education No
Performance arts Yes

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:
No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

The number of "departments" includes interdisciplinary and other programs that offer courses outside of departments.

Internships and independent studies were not included with a few exceptions in areas of study that rely on practica for professional training. Some departments refer to practica as internships.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.