Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.78
Liaison Jessica Bowen
Submission Date March 4, 2019
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Aquinas College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.39 / 8.00 Jessica Eimer Bowen
Director of Sustainability
Center for Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
365

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
337

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
92.33

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:

"Acquire awareness and tools to foster human flourishing and a sustainable world."


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

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

1. Sustainable Business (program with the Business Department): This major has eight learning outcomes related to sustainability. Due to limited space, please view the Sustainable Business learning outcomes at the following URL: https://www.aquinas.edu/sustainable-business/about. 2. Community Leadership: •Students will become effective, active participants in the communities they are a part of by discussing, visiting, and working with specific community sectors (e.g., healthcare, government, education, non-profits) emphasizing social justice (redistributing resources to those in need and ending oppression and domination in all institutions), sustainability (improving the environment, equity, and economy) and basic human needs (access to food, clothing, shelter, education, employment, healthcare, transportation, and an unpolluted environment).
Environmental Studies: The mission of the Geography and Environmental Studies Department at Aquinas College is to provide students with knowledge of geography and environmental studies befitting their goals: for the general education students that they understand basic tenets of physical geography, human geography, and/or environmental studies; for the education certification students that they obtain the content knowledge necessary for their teaching careers; and for the geography and environmental studies majors that they possess the knowledge and skills necessary for them to succeed in their post-baccalaureate careers.


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)?:
No

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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