Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.82
Liaison Sandy DeJohn
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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Binghamton University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.29 / 8.00 Carl Lipo
Director of Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies Program
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
5,103 #

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
2,735 #

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
53.60

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)?:
No

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:

We also have a campus-wide goal for student learning related to sustainability. While not a learning outcome per se, it indicates our efforts to include sustainability as part of student education.

Goal 1: Binghamton University’s students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community will have the knowledge to address sustainability problems at the local, state, national and global levels.
• Objective 1a: Increase number of the faculty conducting research in sustainability from 15% to 20% of faculty members by 2022.
• Objective 1b: 30% of graduating students will have taken a sustainability course by 2022.
• Objective 1c: 100% of faculty, staff, and students will receive sustainability training by 2022.


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):

Bioengineering BS
Biology BA/BS/MS/PhD
Business Administration MBA
Public Administration MA/PhD
Computer Engineering BS
Economics PhD
Electrical Engineering BS
Environmental Studies BA/BS
Geography BA/BS
Industrial and Systems Engineering BS
Mechanical Engineering BS
Nursing DNP
Philosophy BA/BS/MA/PhD
Geology BA/BS/MS/PhD
Sustainable Engineering Minor
Sustainable Communities - MS/MA

See Notes field for a list of learning outcomes for each program.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The following are examples of Sustainability Learning Outcome descriptions:

- Bioengineering BS:
=> The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
=> 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.
=> The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

- Business Administration MBA: Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of global, macroeconomic, ethical, political, and environmental issues and on business decisions and performance. Exhibit critical thinking skills which enable the identification, prioritization of business opportunities and problems as well as the development of solutions.

- Computer Engineering BS:
=> The 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. The 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. Meaning - Design spans several learning levels in Bloom's taxonomy. This outcome is mainly at the analysis, synthesis and evaluation levels.
=>Broad education necessary to understand the impact of computer engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. Meaning - This outcome is broad in scope and ties together the general and technical education components of the curriculum. This outcome requires graduates to comprehend the engineer's role in society and various impacts that engineering solutions can have. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of computer engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. Meaning - This outcome is broad in scope and ties together the general and technical education components of the curriculum. This outcome requires graduates to comprehend the engineer's role in society and various impacts that engineering solutions can have.

- Economics PhD: Demonstrate in-depth theoretical and applied knowledge in at least two specialized areas within economics (for example, labor economics, environmental and natural resource economics, advanced econometrics, etc).

- Electrical Engineering BS: Outcome 3: The 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. Meaning - Design spans several learning levels in Bloom's taxonomy. This outcome is mainly at the analysis, synthesis and evaluation levels

- Environmental Studies BA/BS:
=>Obtain a basic framework for understanding the nature of environmental policy and planning, including their economic and political bases;
=>Understand the interdependencies that characterize environmental issues and approaches to solving environmental problems;
=>Gain practical experience and/or understanding of the methods and approaches used to solve environmental problems
=>Develop a sound base of understanding in environmental science, both ecological and physical sciences;
=>Demonstrate understanding of ecological principles in environmental interactions
=>Demonstrate understanding of physical science in environmental interactions
=>Undergraduate Demonstrate understanding of policy and planning framework
=>Undergraduate Practical experience in addressing environmental issues
=>Demonstrate understanding of interdependencies in analyzing environmental issues
=>Demonstrate understanding of economic principles

Geography BA/BS:
=>Students will understand basic terms in scientific study of weather/climate, geomorpholoy, biogeography, soils, and understand hypothesis testing as it si done in the natural sciences.
=>Students will be able to correctly state a research hypothesis, understand basic terms in scientific study of physical and cultural environment
=>Students will develop the skills necessary to study the processes, human and physical, and the impact of human/environmental interaction.

- Industrial and Systems Engineering BS:
=>Students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation: 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.
=>Students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

- Mechanical Engineering BS:
=>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
=>The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

- Nursing DNP:
=>The DNP program prepares the graduate to Analyze epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental, and other appropriate scientific data related to individual, aggregate, and population health.
=>Collaborates with the healthcare team to ensure the provision of evidence-based, culturally sensitive clinical prevention and population health services for individuals, aggregates, and populations based o the analysis of epidemiological, biostatistical and environmental data.

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