Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.23
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Channel Islands
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 8.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Services
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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?:
No

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
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A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:
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Total number of graduates from degree programs:
2,069

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
241

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

The figure above was collected from the Degree Year Snapshot dashboard published by the Institutional Research Department. Degree Programs counted in the figures above include programs with sustainability-focused required courses, as well as programs that have program-level sustainability learning outcomes.


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

Environmental Science and Resource Management Program Level Learning Outcomes:
-Identify the scientific, social scientific and humanistic aspects of environmental issues
-Identify, locate, evaluate, synthesize and present current research and information on environmental issues
-Define environmental problems from the perspectives of both environmental problems from the perspectives of both environmental science and resource management
-Evaluate proposed solutions to environmental problems from the perspectives of both environmental science and resource management
-Use the methodologies of the natural and social sciences to formulate testable hypotheses concerning environmental problems and issues.
-Collect, organize, analyze, interpret and present quantitative and qualitative data.
-Make use of current, technological tools in the collection, organization, analysis and interpretation of data.

Global Studies Program Program Level Learning Outcomes:
-Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary global issues, processes, and systems (e.g., issues such as environmental justice, immigration or poverty, processes such as the economic and political interdependency among nations, and systems such as global governance bodies).
-Analyze global issues from multiple viewpoints.
-Acquire the communication skills needed to work effectively in a global and multicultural context.
-Engage in communicative activities in a second language (other than English) at an intermediate level (following ACTFL language proficiency guidelines).
-Engage as active citizens in a global society.

Programs that have required sustainability-focused courses include:
-Biology BA, BS, and minor: required courses include
*BIOL 200-Principles of Organismal and Population Biology. The course is an introduction to the biology of organisms including ecology, evolution, diversity and human impacts. The ecology unit includes discussion of population, community, and ecosystem ecology.

-Communication BA with Environmental Communication Emphasis: required courses include
*COMM 443-Environmental Communication: Students analyze and engage in debates about local, national and global environmental disputes. Topics include analysis of risk, community dialogue and strategic environmental messages.
*COMM 450-Environmental Conflict Resolution: Provides practical experience in negotiation and mediation techniques within the context of complex environmental and public policy disputes. Topics include analysis of risk, community dialogue and strategic environmental messages.

-Freedom and Justice Studies Minor: required courses include
*FJS 340-Exploring Freedom and Justice: Starting from philosophical understandings of identity, community, and democracy the course focuses on themes such as slavery and emancipation; environmental justice; migration, exile, and diaspora; violence and reconciliation. Using an interdisciplinary lens that engages fields as wide- ranging as economics and literature, students will engage in trans-historical, cross-cultural exploration of freedom and justice and the various ways different peoples have attempted to put them into practice. Students will engage tools to analyze the relationship between these concepts and the structure of identity and its material effects.
*FJS 498-Enacting Freedom and Justice: Engages students in work that reflects upon and extends what they have studied to serve community needs. Produce original intellectual and/or creative work in the service of a designated community on issues related to faculty research or service that enables greater freedom and justice for all.


Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
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Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
11.65

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
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