Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.05
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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Bryant University
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.31 / 10.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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The number of graduates covered by the sustainability learning outcomes:
25

Total number of graduates :
806

A list of degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

B.S., Environmental Science
M.S., Global Environmental Studies (will begin in Fall 2012)

12 other programs have a sustainability component, or include skill sets important for addressing sustainability. The total list of programs is available on the Bryant Environmental Society website.

http://web.bryant.edu/~bes/Programs%20-%20Sustainability.pdf

These are relatively new programs (less than 4 years old), so the number of graduates is small, but will grow.


The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of degree programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes is available:
A copy of the sustainability course inventory :
A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with the degree programs:

SAMPLE OF LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABILITY

(1) Ability to use systems thinking for environmental decision making
(2) Capability of analyzing cost/benefit factors involved in complex environmental problems
(3) Commitment to seeking sustainable solutions
(4) Develop environmental expertise
(5) Understand conservation issues in national parks and develop scenarios for practical solutions.
(6) Use an interdisciplinary approach in assessing conservation issues at the interface of science, technology and the environment
(7) Develop an understanding of the role of stakeholders in crafting effective environmental policies
(8) Effectively communicate scientific findings that can be understood by all stakeholders
(9) Exhibit scientific literacy in environmental toxicology
(10) Show a familiarity with global energy supply and delivery systems, including legal and regulatory underpinnings
(11) Describe the relationship of geochemical analyses with complex environmental issues
(12) Analyze examples of green technology in the chemistry, transportation, construction, or energy industries
(13) Examine at least three ethical dilemma in the application of green technology
(14) Examine the ethical, socio-economic and political dilemmas associated with proposed solutions to selected environmental problems.


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