Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.49
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Butler University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.18 / 8.00 Carmen Salsbury
Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies
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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:
At the heart of Butler’s undergraduate education is the University’s Core Curriculum, a set of academic requirements embodying our definition of what it means to be a liberally educated person. Through direct experience working in the Indianapolis community, study-abroad opportunities, and rich co-cultural experiences in the Core Curriculum, Butler students also engage central issues of our increasingly globalized world, including diversity, personal and social responsibility, and social justice. In these varied ways, the Core Curriculum provides Butler students with transformative learning experiences that prepare graduates to make a meaningful impact on the world. The following learning outcomes are pulled from required courses for all Butler students. Social Justice and Diversity, 3 credit hours: To recognize multiple and intersecting dimensions of identity and inequity through the study of critical scholarship on the historical, cultural, political, and/or social experiences of marginalized communities. To identify and explain the causes and impact of privilege, power, and oppression and cultivate tools for overcoming conflict and promoting equality. To recognize and critique local, national, or global conditions that enable, perpetuate and/or challenge social injustice and inequity. Indianapolis Community Requirement, 3 credit hours: To further students’ commitment to service and ongoing involvement as community actors. The Natural World, 5 credit hours: Students will demonstrate the ability to explain how knowledge of scientific theories guide society’s understanding of broader societal issues. The Social World, 3 credit hours: Students will develop the ability to discern the social, scientific and ethical dimensions of issues in the social world. Students will understand the interaction between a society’s values and its definitions of social problems.

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 figure above is the number of graduates from the Environmental Studies program and the Science, Technology, and Society majors and minors.

A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES LEARNING OUTCOMES - 1. Analyze and investigate the scientific basis of environmental issues facing both human societies and the rest of the living world in modern times. 2. Analyze and investigate challenges to solving environmental issues that stem from practical considerations tied to the political, economic, social, and ethical perspectives on the environment. 3. Research and communicate (in writing, orally, and symbolically) information from an interdisciplinary perspective pertaining to the environment. Science, Technology, and Society learning outcomes: 1. Analyze and investigate the interaction between science and technology, and social forces (e.g. economics, culture, religion, and politics) 2. Analyze and explain how science and technology influence, and are influenced by language, communication, and practices of public translation and transmission. 3. Describe and assess the philosophical, scientific, and moral standards that should guide the conduct of scientific research and technological development. 4. Research, write, and speak from an interdisciplinary perspective about issues concerning science and technology as they relate to society.

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
https://www.butler.edu/science-technology/sts-curriculum https://www.butler.edu/science-technology/environmental-studies

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