Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date June 12, 2023

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.31 / 8.00 Joshua Gruver
Associate Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources
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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:

Institutional learning outcomes within the general education program of the institution that are supportive of sustainability

University Core Curriculum
B. Goals and Objectives

To achieve this vision and accomplish these transformations, student learning experiences are guided by a recursive, intellectual development process inherent in the following goals:

1. To transform experience into information, Ball State graduates are intentional learners who
1.1 accurately observe and measure elements of the natural and social worlds,

3. To transform knowledge into judgment, Ball State graduates are critical and creative thinkers who
3.6 value diversity in the social and natural world;

4. To transform judgment into action, Ball State graduates are responsible learners who
4.1 recognize the responsibilities of an educated person to self, family, community, country, and the world;
4.5 act responsibly given the dangers to and the fragility of the natural environment;

More information can be found in

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:

The included documents list the academic programs (n=14) that have been identified as programs/degrees that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability. The number of graduates was calculated by identifying the total number of students who graduated in a single year from those identified programs.

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

Architecture: BARCH
Construction Management
Environmental Design
Interior Design
Environmental Geoscience
Environmental Science
Geology & Natural Resources
Meteorology and Climatology
Natural Resources Environ Mgmt

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:

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