Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.66
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 23, 2019
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Auburn University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.37 / 8.00 Nanette Chadwick
Director, Academic Sustainability Programs
Biological Sciences
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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:

The instructional sustainability learning outcomes of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Science are to:
Attract and educate undergraduate and graduate students for professional employment, career development, and responsible citizenship through degree programs in the fundamental and applied principles relevant to the management and conservation of renewable natural resources.
Source: https://sfws.auburn.edu/missionvision/

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):

Sustainability-focused programs:
(1) Eleven undergraduate degree programs:
Environmental Science
Crop and Soil Sciences
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management
Environmental Design
Biosystems Engineering
Natural Resources Management
Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging
Wildlife Ecology and Management
Global Studies
Conservation Biology

(2) Twelve undergraduate minor programs:
Natural Resource Economics & Environmental Policy
Rural and Community Development
Stewardship-Based Agriculture
Natural Resources Ecology
Nature-Based Recreation
Urban Environmental Sciences
Watershed Sciences
Hunger Studies
Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Community and Civic Engagement
Sustainability Studies

(3) Six graduate degree programs:
Rural Sociology
Landscape Architecture
Biosystems Engineering
Natural Resources
Earth System Science
Community Planning

For details about the sustainability learning outcomes of each program, see the excel file posted online at: http://acadsustain.auburn.edu/research-activities-plans/

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:

Course level sustainability learning outcomes are included in the 2016-18 Course Inventories for each college on campus, posted at:

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

Information on degree and minor programs with sustainability learning outcomes was compiled in December 2018 from information available on websites at www.auburn.edu.

The number of graduates in each of the 29 identified programs was obtained from the Office of Institutional Research at Auburn. The website of each program that lists its sustainability learning outcomes, and the number of graduates, is provided in an excel file that is attached here, and is also posted on the website of the Academic Sustainability Programs, at: http://acadsustain.auburn.edu/research-activities-plans/

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