Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.83
Liaison Hannah Spirrison
Submission Date March 29, 2018
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Antioch College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Kim Landsbergen
Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
Sciences Division
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
72

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
72

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
100

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

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

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
No

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

All Antioch College students must complete 12 quarter credits​ (4 classes)​ in Global Seminar courses as part of General Education requirements. They can select from six themed, three-credit Global Seminar (GS) courses: 1) GS: Water, 2) GS: Food, 3) GS: Energy, 4) GS: Health, 5) GS: Governance, 6) GS: Education. All six themed courses have a facet of sustainability embedded in them.

In GS: Health, GS: Governance, and GS: Education, students discuss and learn about key issues that impact global communities and raise questions around diversity, equity, and community engagement. Through these courses which center around social and economic justice, students learn how to “promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner” (The Earth Charter, 2006). In GS: Water, GS: Food, and GS: Energy, students engage in interdisciplinary analysis of key environmental sustainability issues​, exploring the science as well as human dimensions of these challenges​.

Here are examples of GS learning outcomes:
---GS Food offered in Spring 2016 included the learning outcome “students who complete this course, satisfactorily will have an understanding of the range of economic, political, and biological factors that influence food production, distribution, and consumption.” As part of this course, students learned about the costs and benefits—human, environmental, social, economic, and political—of food production and consumption. As another example,
---GS Energy offered in Summer 2015 included the learning outcome “Students who complete this course satisfactorily will be able to demonstrate the ability to imagine and work towards creative solutions towards a sustainable energy future.” As part of this course, students were introduced to major forms of contemporary energy generation, including coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear fission and discussed some of the pressing contemporary economic and political debates around the production, consumption and conversations of energy.


Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
No

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

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

All Antioch College students must complete 12 quarter credits​ (4 classes)​ in Global Seminar courses as part of General Education requirements. They can select from six themed, three-credit Global Seminar (GS) courses: 1) GS: Water, 2) GS: Food, 3) GS: Energy, 4) GS: Health, 5) GS: Governance, 6) GS: Education. All six themed courses have a facet of sustainability embedded in them.

In GS: Health, GS: Governance, and GS: Education, students discuss and learn about key issues that impact global communities and raise questions around diversity, equity, and community engagement. Through these courses which center around social and economic justice, students learn how to “promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner” (The Earth Charter, 2006). In GS: Water, GS: Food, and GS: Energy, students engage in interdisciplinary analysis of key environmental sustainability issues​, exploring the science as well as human dimensions of these challenges​.

Here are examples of GS learning outcomes:
---GS Food offered in Spring 2016 included the learning outcome “students who complete this course, satisfactorily will have an understanding of the range of economic, political, and biological factors that influence food production, distribution, and consumption.” As part of this course, students learned about the costs and benefits—human, environmental, social, economic, and political—of food production and consumption. As another example,
---GS Energy offered in Summer 2015 included the learning outcome “Students who complete this course satisfactorily will be able to demonstrate the ability to imagine and work towards creative solutions towards a sustainable energy future.” As part of this course, students were introduced to major forms of contemporary energy generation, including coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear fission and discussed some of the pressing contemporary economic and political debates around the production, consumption and conversations of energy.


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