Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.47
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date March 1, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Sacramento
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.20 / 8.00 Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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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:

Area B: The Physical Universe and its Life Forms: Scientific and
Mathematical Literacy
Scientifically and mathematically literate individuals understand the characteristic features of science and mathematics as forms of human knowledge and inquiry, and they are aware of how science and mathematics shape their material, intellectual, and cultural
environments. Scientifically and mathematically literate individuals are willing to engage in science- and math-related issues and ideas as reflective citizens and they are able to draw evidence-based conclusions and make reasoned decisions concerning science- and math-related issues in real-life contexts.

Area B-2: Life Forms
- Recognize evidence-based conclusions and form reasoned opinions about science-related matters of personal, public and ethical concern.

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 responsible party looked at what majors are sustainability focused or required sustainability focused courses be taken by individuals of that discipline.

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

The degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability are: Anthropology, Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology , Mechanical Engineering , Construction Management , Recreation Administration: Rec and Park, Health, Economics , FACS, Liberal Studies, Computer Engineering, Social Work , and Civil Engineering

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:

Our rationale for choosing degree programs with sustainable learning outcomes was strongly influenced by the technical manual's definition of sustainable learning outcomes as follows "Sustainability learning outcomes are statements that outline the specific sustainability knowledge and skills that a student is expected to have gained and demonstrated by the successful completion of a unit, course, or program. Learning outcomes do not necessarily have to use the term “sustainability” to count as long as they collectively address sustainability as an integrated concept having social, economic, and environmental dimensions. For example, an institution may have adopted a set of sustainability learning outcomes for its general education program that cover systems thinking, interdisciplinary capacities, social responsibility, and an understanding of the carrying capacity of ecosystems. Each outcome does not have to include the term “sustainability” for the set to be considered sustainability learning outcomes. Likewise, however, none of those outcomes would be considered a sustainability learning outcome on their own."

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