Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.79
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

American University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.63 / 8.00 Courtney Stoner
Sustainability Analyst
Office of 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-supportive

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Two of the AU Learning Outcomes are sustainability-supportive:

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT:
Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of and respect for society and the environment. They will demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of the collective and the role of the individual. They will act with a sense of responsibility in service to the public interest and to social justice.

CULTURAL COMPETENCY:
Graduates will live and work effectively in a global and multicultural world by respecting and understanding different opinions, perspectives, and experiences. They will demonstrate appreciation of diverse cultures and viewpoints.

https://www.american.edu/provost/assessment/learning-outcomes.cfm


Total number of graduates from degree programs:
4,129

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
326

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

These numbers represent academic year (AY) 2018-2019. The total number of graduates from degree programs includes undergraduate, graduate, and law.

A list was created of all programs with a sustainability focus, with sustainability-focused learning outcomes, or that require a sustainability-focused course. The report was run without double counting any students (i.e. if a student majored in environmental studies and minored in sustainability, they were only counted in one category).


A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
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Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
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:
7.90

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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