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Liaison Debbie Namugayi
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2014
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Bucknell University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dina El-Mogazi
Director, Sustainable Design Program
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
747

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
882

A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
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A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

All Arts and Sciences degree programs.


A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):

Students will analyze, evaluate, and synthesize complex interrelationships between humans and the natural world.

Students will evaluate critically their personal connections to the natural world in one of the following ways: reasoning about ethical issues, directly experiencing the natural world, connecting to their community, or relating individual choices to larger societal goals.

Students will apply knowledge of the physical, cultural, or social connections between humans and the natural world, according to their interests and disciplinary preferences, in at least one of the following ways:

Tracing the fundamental physical interconnections between humans, other species, and the environment

Explaining how natural systems function and how human actions affect them

Distinguishing between human impacts and natural changes

Elucidating the concept of sustainability

Analyzing current cultural narratives that shape our relationship to the environment

Analyzing societal mechanisms that influence our relationship to the environment

Assessing governance and political conflicts regarding human-environment relationships

Understanding the role of technological, economic and scientific knowledge in environmental decision-making and power relations between social actors.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes is available:

All Arts and Sciences students are required to take an Environmental Connections course before graduating. Approximately 80% of any graduating class is bound by the A&S curriculum. The Environmental Connections requirement has specific learning outcomes and these are assessed regularly.

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