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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 Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Wells College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.63 / 12.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
31

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
15

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
48.39

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
19

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
11

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
57.89

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

see included file.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

We included only tenured faculty in this inventory as they have a continued requirement to conduct research.

To determine whether disciplinary research work was related, we utilized the U.N. Decade of Education for Sustainable Development criteria, indicating that sustainability education learning should include:
• respect, value and preserve the achievements of the past;
• appreciate the wonders and the peoples of the Earth;
• live in a world where all people have sufficient food for a healthy and productive life;
• assess, care for and restore the state of our Planet;
• create and enjoy a better, safer, more just world; and
• be caring citizens who exercise their rights and responsibilities locally, nationally and globally.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.