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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
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.76 / 5.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
515

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
367

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
71.26

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)? (if data not available, respond 'No'):
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:
3,228.75

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
6.27

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)? (Incentives may include voluntary leave, compensatory time, or other forms of positive recognition):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

Per the Staff Handbook under Types of Authorized Leave Time: "Civic duty: At the discretion of the supervisor, employees are allowed a reasonable amount of time
off for civic activities such as voting, volunteer fire and ambulance service, donating blood, etc.".

According to the Criteria for Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion, candidates for tenure and full professor should demonstrate excellence in teaching and one other category, with solidly satisfactory performance in the third. The three areas that are reviewed are: Teaching Excellence, Scholarly Competence, and Community Service. Listed under the Community Service category is this possible criterion: Service to the wider community in civic organizations, volunteer work or other community-building activities.

Wells College maintains an active relationship with our nearest K-12 school district, Southern Cayuga Central School, to encourage the exchange of educational support services between the two campuses, including promotion of events and activities.

Several Wells administrators and staff members currently serve on the advisory board for the Southern Cayuga Scholarship Foundation, which raises funds and evaluates applicants for annual scholarship awards for that district's students.


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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.