Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.09
Liaison Joseph Kahn
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Michigan University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.77 / 8.00 Eric Urbaniak
Student Reviewer
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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?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
Sustainability-supportive

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

The Central Michigan University general education requirements consist of math, english, and communication competencies as well as the University Program. The University Program has four sub-categories which include humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and studies in culture and diversity. All classes which satisfy the natural sciences component are either sustainability focused, or have a sustainability focused learning outcome. These include introductory anthropology, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, and geography courses. In addition, students are able to explore cultural and social sustainability through several courses which satisfy the culture and diversity category. The University Program is required for all CMU students.

The following website contains the University Program overview:
https://www.cmich.edu/office_provost/CIS/Pages/General%20Education/University-Program.aspx

The attached document in the notes section details the specific classes which fulfill the Natural Science requirement.


Total number of graduates from degree programs:
3,853

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
851

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

The above figure was determined through looking at all 2019 graduates (May, August, and December) in degree programs, then identifying which majors met one of the criteria above. This was based on environmental, cultural, social, and or economic sustainability. Links to graduation data are provided in the notes section below.


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

Anthropology Major
All Biology Majors
All Chemistry Majors
Community Health Education Major
Cultural and Global Studies Major
Dietetics Major
Environmental Science Major
Environmental Studies Major
Environmental Engineering Major
Exercise Science Majors
Geology Major
Geography Major
Environmental Health and Safety
Health Administration Major
Meteorology Major
Neuroscience Major
All Recreation Majors

Below in the notes section are attached documents with the numbers of graduates, and classes which qualify as sustainability focused, or have sustainability learning outcomes.


Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
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:
22.09

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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