Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.77
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date May 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Baldwin Wallace University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.60 / 8.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor 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?:

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Two of Baldwin Wallace University's Undergraduate Learning Outcomes together satisfy the requirement of "Sustainability-supportive" as they require understanding of their social responsibility as future professionals and citizens.
Specifically, University Learning Outcomes (ULOs) 4: Cultural Knowledge and Competence and 5: Civic Engagement are defined as follows:

Cultural Knowledge and Competence is “a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support
effective and appropriate interactions in a variety of cultural contexts.”

Civic engagement is "working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of
knowledge, skills, and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both
political and non-political processes." In addition, civic engagement encompasses actions wherein individuals participate in
activities of personal and public concerns that are both individually life enriching and socially beneficial to the community."

Together, these two learning outcomes are critical for achieving BW's Mission Statement: "Baldwin Wallace assists students in their preparation to become contributing, compassionate citizens of an increasingly global society and encourages their pursuit of personal and professional excellence."

For confirmation of BW's University Learning Outcomes, please visit: https://www.bw.edu/Assets/about/university-student-learning-outcomes.pdf. For confirmation of BW's Mission Statement, please visit: https://www.bw.edu/about/.

Total number of graduates from degree programs:

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

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

This number was determined by adding the graduates with majors in Sustainability, Biology, and Public Health. Our Environmental Science major is only in the third year of operation and thus does not yet have graduates.

A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

I. The Sustainability Program measures five Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) including:

1. Demonstrate understanding of interaction between natural and social systems
2. Demonstrate the ability to identify characteristics of sustainable societies and impediments to
their development or preservation.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues and considerations related to sustainability
4. Demonstrate ability to evaluate sustainability issues using systems thinking and multidisciplinary
5. Demonstrate the ability to interpret data relevant to sustainability.
II. Biology
1. Students will be able to think critically and evaluate the merit of scientific information.
2. Students will be able to assemble information and communicate it effectively, both orally and in
3. Students will be able to understand ecological principles and their relevance to sustainable
human societies.
4. Students will be able to understand the molecular composition, structure, and physiological
processes of cells.
5. Students will be able to understand the mechanism of inheritance and its role in maintaining
organismal integrity and variability.
6. Students will be able to use quantitative skills in the design, implementation, and interpretation
of experiments.
III. Public Health
1. Have a social-ecological perspective of health
a. The social-ecological perspective is a way to conceptualize health through multiple
levels from the individual (biology, psychology, etc.) to their society (institutions,
culture, etc.).
b. BS students are expected to understand the social-ecological perspective and use when
discussing health issues
2. Effective written and oral communication
a. It is important for students to be able to take public health information and research
and synthesize it for consumption and usability for many different populations
(scientific, political, neighborhood, etc.).
b. BS students are expected to be able to write and speak effectively.
3. Utilizing research methodologies for public health purposes
a. Public health requires that its activities utilize scientific evidence when implementing
any activity.
b. BS students are expected understand the need for scientific evidence for public health
4. Working effectively with diverse individuals and communities.
a. Public health students need to understand and describe how various cultural and socioeconomic
backgrounds can affect people’s lives and health.
b. BS students are expected to understand how diverse experiences can affect people’s
5. Public Health Leadership
a. Public Health students are expected to uphold public health code of ethics in the
practice of population health.
b. BS students need to understand and explain how different systems interact.
IV. Software Engineering
Per ABET criteria for Student Outcomes:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic
constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety,
manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global,
economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering

Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):

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

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

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

(1) Please see the attached curriculum map which indicates the pairing of SLOs (Student Learning Outcomes) with selected courses in the Sustainability program.

(2) Please see below for a report from the registrar's office confirming the numbers of majors, minors, and certificate program students who have graduated over the past three academic years. Graduates of the Sustainability program are noted separately in the same document for clarity.

This Data Request indicates there is a report based on "other" requested - "BW's 2019 STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Reporting System) Report to the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)." This Data Request goes to Lorrie Morehouse, Kris Stanley, and Tim Seitz.

Please select ‘Yes’ to acknowledge that you have read and are in compliance with FERPA confidentiality guidelines and that you have read through and understand the BW PII Policy Yes, I have read and am in compliance with FERPA guidelines and have read through and understand the PII Policy
Requestor's First Name Franklin
Requestor's Last Name Lebo
Requestor's Email Address flebo@bw.edu
Requestor's Phone/Extension 8055
Is this request for an existing Informer report that needs modified? No
Purpose of request Reporting
What is the frequency of requested data? Recurring
Frequency Requirement Annually
For which group(s) do you need this information? Other
Please describe "Other" group: BW's 2019 STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Reporting System) Report to the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)
What is the purpose of this request? (What question(s) will be answered and/or how will the data be used? Who is the intended audience?) This data request is to assist in the completion of BW's first institutional STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Reporting System) report to the international association, AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) of which BW is a participating member institution.
1) Total number of graduates from all university undergraduate degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, certificates, and other academic designations) over the past three years

2) Number of students who have graduated from the Sustainability Program (i.e., majors, minors, and certificates), Biology (majors and minors), Software Engineering (majors and minors), and Public Health (majors) over the past three years

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Total Majors Awarded 857 934 846
Total Minors Awarded 597 625 618
Total Certs Awarded 2 2 6
Sust: Bus Admin Majors Awarded 6 3 1
Sust: Hum & Soc Sci Majors Awarded 4 0 1
Sust: Quantitative Majors Awarded 0 0 0
Sust: Science Majors Awarded 3 2 0
Sustainability Minors Awarded 0 1 0
Sustainability Certificates Awarded 0 0 1
Biology Majors Awarded 33 54 38
Biology Minors Awarded 52 51 48
Software Engineering Majors Awarded 0 4 9
Software Engineering Minors Awarded 0 1 0
Public Health Majors Awarded 9 9 8

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.