Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Tanya Jagdish
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Albion College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tanya Jagdish
Sustainability Coordinator
President's Office
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:

Students are required to take one unit of approved course that satisfies the environmental studies requirement. The approved course must meet the following criteria:
- It must substantially enhance students' understanding of the earth's environment.
- It must deal substantially with the consequences of human intervention into natural systems.
- It must lead students to view the relationship among elements of environmental systems from an interdisciplinary perspective.
- It must focus on the perspectives that environmental studies brings to the discipline.

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

The Center for Sustainability and the Environment (CSE), through its member students and affiliated faculty, encourages all Albion students to develop an awareness of the physical makeup of the biosphere and an appreciation of the vulnerability of the ecosystem. The following are the student learning outcomes:

1. Students recognize the complicated ways in which humans are fundamentally interconnected with natural systems.

2. Students understand how human population, resource use, and technology have impaired environmental sustainability at local, regional, and global scales.

3. Students can analyze how their personal actions and prospects relate to environmental sustainability and how different stakeholders will view environmental issues differently.

4. Students can evaluate how complex environmental problems may require changes in scientific understanding, technology, public policy, social relations, worldviews, or fundamental values.

5. Students can construct an integrated picture of a variety of environmental issues by drawing connections between courses in several disciplines and hands-on experiences.

6. Students can appraise various environmental career opportunities available in the private sphere, industry, education, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies.

Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:

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

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