Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.09
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date May 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Agnes Scott College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.88 / 8.00 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
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Has the institution adopted one or more sustainability learning outcomes that apply to the entire student body or, at minimum, to the institution's predominant student body?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
Sustainability-focused

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Starting in Fall 2015, Agnes Scott College launched its new signature curriculum experience, SUMMIT, allowing students to become effective change agents in a global society. Regardless of their major, every Agnes Scott student develops leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics. All undergraduate students matriculate through the SUMMIT curriculum and therefore these learning outcomes apply to the entire undergraduate student body.

Sustainability-Focused Learning Outcomes
- Interpret quantitative information or demonstrate the methods of inquiry appropriate for investigating the natural world

Sustainability-Inclusive Learning Outcomes
- Identify, explain, and analyze global themes, processes, and systems
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills essential for global engagement
- Critically examine the relationship between dominant and marginalized cultures, subcultures, or groups
- Communicate effectively through writing and speaking, especially across cultural or linguistic differences

All SUMMIT Student Learning Outcomes
- Identify, explain, and analyze global themes, processes, and systems
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills essential for global engagement
- Critically examine the relationship between dominant and marginalized cultures, subcultures, or groups
- Communicate effectively through writing and speaking, especially across cultural or linguistic differences
- Recognize, analyze, and employ effective teamwork
- Identify and assess one’s values, interests, and abilities
- Practice or interpret creative expression or probe fundamental questions of value and meaning
- Interpret quantitative information or demonstrate the methods of inquiry appropriate for investigating the natural world
- Analyze human behavior or social relations


Total number of graduates from degree programs:
208

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
49

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

We conducted an inventory of all majors and minors to determine which programs either had a sustainability-focused learning outcome, or required a sustainability-focused course (as included in our AC 1 Course Inventory).


A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor: sustainability-focused degree program (3 graduates)
Public Health Major: requires sustainability-focused course - Environmental Health (27 graduates)
Biology Major: requires sustainability-focused course - Ecology or Marine Biology (13 graduates)
Astrophysics Major/Mathematics-Physics Major/Physics Major: requires sustainability-focused course - Modern Physics and Introduction to Physics II: Electricity (6 graduates)


Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
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Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
23.56

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Agnes Scott launched graduate programs in 2018, however the college did not confer any graduate degrees for 2018-2019, and therefore graduate students are not counted within this credit.

As part of SUMMIT, each undergraduate student specializes in either Leadership Development or Global Learning. These specializations are earned in addition to a student’s major and minor. For the purposes of this STARS report, we chose not to report SUMMIT specializations as a “degree program” under Part 2 of this credit, but want to note the SUMMIT objectives in Part 1 extend beyond just the first-year experience, and are incorporated into all four years of a student’s education.

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